Charming Lavender Decorative Sham


  • White standard-size pillowcase
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: Green (3364), Purple (3042)
  • Offray Nice & Narrow Light Purple Ribbon, 5/16”-wide, 3 yds.


  • Embroidery hoop and needle
  • Sewing machine and white thread
  • Iron and pressing board

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, transfer paper



  • 1. Wash and press pillowcase before beginning project. Use two strands of floss for all embroidery.


  • 1. If pillowcase does not have large enough hemmed edge at opening, create one by machine stitching on strip of folded fabric.
  • 2. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer design onto hemmed edge.
  • 3. Use Green floss to backstitch stems and leaves.
  • 4. Use Purple floss to make Faux French Knot flowers. (Note: Read “Faux French Knot” on pattern for instructions.)
  • 5. Topstitch ribbon lengths to each side of lavender flowers, leaving 12” tails in front. Tie bow and trim ends.


  • 1. Tailor ribbon and embroidery colors to complement wedding color palette.
by Lisa Bychowski


Charming Lavender Decorative Sham
Charming Lavender Decorative Sham