This past week-end was wet and rainy so I deemed myself house bound which gave me the opportunity to finally finish my bed scarf and accent neck roll. A while back The Marriott Beach Resort had a liquidation sale because of renovations. We purchased 4 drapery panels in perfect condition. Had them dry cleaned. The lining was a little faded from the sun so I replaced the lining, but other than that the draperies were perfect. This tropical print is an exclusive screen print by F Schumacher for Marriott. Many times fabric designers make exclusives for the trade industry. FSchumacher designer fabrics could run upwards of $50++ a yard. So I knew I would never have been able to purchase two sets of 95″ floor length, pinch pleated lined, trimmed, designer draperies for….get this, $80.
The width of each panel was wide enough that I was able to make two side panels out of one panel for the bedroom patio doors. The other panel I was able to use for a bed scarf, 2 pillow shams, and 2 Euro pillows. I also used 2 accent fabrics.
The bed scarf needed additional fabrics and trims as well: The bed scarf measures 118″L x 45″W. I wanted it oversized and the fleece back makes it nice and cozy for my toesies. :-). Here’s what I used for the bed scarf.
- One of the drapery panel. Cut to desired measurement.
- A red twin fleece blanket purchased from WalMart which is the back and bottom.
- A red twin size flat sheet purchased from Walmart, which is the first red inset
- Interlining already had
- 8″ bullion fringe purchased on sale from a Fabric Warehouse.
The Neck roll is made from the left over accent fabric I used to make the reversible back of the pillow-case shams and euro pillows. The red silk fabric on the ends of the pillow-case shames is also used as a band on the end of the neck roll. Neck roll measures 18″L x 8″diameter
The Neck roll confetti crocheted fringe is playful and I used oversized 2″ button/pins for the tufted ends. And inserted a lap application zipper for ease removal. The Center Euro pillows has welt piping and invisible zipper.
Can you tell I like …….Red! If you ever see draperies and love them but can not find bedding to coordinate with them, Just buy an additional drapery panel and make pillows and a bed scarf. I always keep my down comforter duvet cover white and my sheers white. This way whenever I feel the desire for a change, it’s easier on my budget because I don’t have to purchase a full comforter or duvet cover. Just change/create new pillows and bed scarf.
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