Shams and Coverups | Fabricating Enduring Memories™

Raleigh, North Carolina · 213 Sales


Shams and Coverups | Fabricating Enduring Memories™

Raleigh, North Carolina 213 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Note from shop owner Shams & Coverups is on vacation!

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Last updated on Mar 7, 2017

Shams & Coverups is on vacation!

Emili Hardin Bower

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Emili Hardin Bower


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Anonymous on Feb 6, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

received tea towel today and it is just precious!!! I love it! nThanks! nMichelle

Anonymous on Nov 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful towel, arrived quickly!

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Last updated on February 3, 2011
Shams and Coverups

Fabricating Enduring Memories

Shams and Coverups is an Arts and Crafts design studio based in Raleigh, North Carolina. We fabricate memories from the basic ingredients of textiles, thread, dyes, patterns, and love. "Memories" are primarily the creation of myself, Emili, "the wife". I collaborate with Scott, my husband and professional designer, to flush out ideas. Prior to this year, I made only custom memories. I left the corporate world, after working for 10 years in the banking industry as an accountant, to become a new Mom. My memories of endless days in a cube behind a computer screen, wishing I was crafting and making, are fading away. I have at long last been able to make a full-time commitment to making my creations available to everyone.

My family is my primary source of inspiration, especially Grandma Eaves, who nurtured my love of sewing while I was a little girl. She was an accomplished Quilter, Musician, and seamstress. She lived through the Great Depression in the rural foothills of western North Carolina, where Scott and I grew up. She made clothes for my sister and I growing up, and, told us stories of the "Flour Sack Dresses" they made and wore when she was our age. Her sense of humor and joy of life inspired everyone she came in contact with. In fact, in her late 80's, she became a fan of "Pinky and the Brain", and sewed us a wonderful "Pinky and the Brain" quilt as a birthday gift.

The best place to find our handcrafted creations is through our exclusive online retailer, Etsy. You can also find us at a few local retailers, and growing, across the country. We are strong advocates for supporting local, handmade goods and services.

We hope that our objects of desire become part of your personal journey to be cherished and loved. Hopefully,we will make you laugh, or at least, put a smile on your face :)

Please contact me if you have questions about anything listed in our store. You can also find us at

All our creations are made using a Husqvarna Designer SE sewing & Embroidery machine.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
******HANDMADE ITEMS******
Defective items may be returned for a full refund, repair, or exchange within 10 days. This excludes normal wear or accidents. I do not refund shipping. Buyer is responsible for shipping cost.

Please contact me first before returning any item.

******VINTAGE ITEMS******
I do my best to accurately describe and price each item and I provide high quality pictures so you can see what you are getting. Statements on all vintage items of condition are merely my opinion. I am not an expert, so please inspect the quality of the product in the pictures provided and decide condition for yourself and convo me if you have additional questions about the item before purchasing. I do not use stock photos, what you see in the photos is what you will get.

Sorry, NO refunds or returns on vintage items.

Purchasing the item, means that you understand and agree to all terms and conditions stated for this sale.
I ONLY accept payment via Paypal. Please make sure that your Paypal address matches the one you have provided to Etsy.

Payment for merchandise must be remitted within 24 hours or your item/items will be canceled.
I ship most items USPS First Class with delivery conformation unless otherwise requested. You will receive an e-mail with tracking information when your package has been shipped. Every effort is made to ship your order within 2 business days of payment or sooner. In some cases it may even be shipped the same day.

I am currently shipping to United States and Canada, but if you want an item shipped somewhere else just contact me and I will find out what the shippping price will be for you. Some delivery locations outside the United States may require address conformation.

After an order has shipped, it cannot be canceled.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are on a first come first serve basis. A 50% deposit is usually required before your custom project is started. If your custom order is cancelled all or part of the deposit may be refunded depending on the item in process.

We reserve the right to change our store policies at anytime.