Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Whatever Wednesday: Ruffle Pumpkin Pillow

For the pillow case for Thanksgiving/fall, I have been wanting to make a pillow with a pumpkin for a long time. I love pumpkins! You can decorate with them for Halloween and then keep them until Thanksgiving! I went back and forth on how I was going to make it, then I finally settled on this idea. I love how it turned out!

This is how I made it:
On the way to craft store to pick up some orange fabric, I hit a huge garage sale. I found this shirt and about $.10. So I picked it up, I love saving money! :)

1) I cut the shirt up into several 1 1/4" strips.

2) Next I sewed them altogether to make one really long strip

3) Using my elastic thread in the bobbin, I made the strip ruffled. I used a straight stitch and my longest stitch setting.

4) I cut 3 pieces of fabric for the pillow, 18"x18" (front piece) and then 18"x16" and 18"x10". I the pinned the orange strip in the shape of the pumpkin. I then sewed that on and worked my way into the center.

5) I had a green sleeve left over for another project, so I cut it into strips and ruffled it like I did the orange strip. Then I made a stem and vines out of it and sewed it onto the fabric.

6) Next I cut out the word thankful with my Silhouette. I used brown heat transfer paper from Expressions Vinyl. I ironed it onto the fabric.

7) I hemmed the back two pieces.

8) Then I pinned fabric together, the front sides facing each other. The two back pieces overlap by about 6". I then sewed all four sides together.

9) I stuffed a pillow with an old pillow. Now I have a get pillow for fall!

Here's a close up of the pumpkin, I love the ruffles!!



Amanda said...

This is so cute, I love how you made the pumpkin!

ferby said...

Great work! I love the idea about using ruffles to make pumpkin.

Sarah @ Sarahndipities said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing the process!!

~ Sarah

Rachel said...

So cute and festive!

Kim@todayismysome-day said...

Wow! So much ruffley goodness! I like the orange shirt instead of fabric. I've been known to raid our Goodwill bag to see if any fabric is usable for projects :)


Carmen said...

This is really cute! I love to repurpose clothing and I'm looking at my stash thinking which one will grace a pillow as a pumpkin. Thanks for the inspiration. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin’ link party this coming Friday, Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there….

Remember…YOU ROCK!!

michele said...

found this great project via BBC and would love to have you visit and have a great giveaway at the moment!



Jamie said...

Oh I love this! It looks so cute and I love how you added the Thankful to it.

Please feel free to link them up to my Make Yourself Monday blog hop!

For Love of Cupcakes

Marie said...

This turned out so great! Thanks for linking up with us at Show & Share! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!


Kimberly from "bugaboo" said...

So cute, Kaysi! I love that you recycled fabric to make it, too.

I'd love for you to link up to my pumpkin party:

"Pumpkinspiration Party!

Jami said...

Hi Kaysi!! That pumpkin pillow is crazy cute! I never thought about using elastic thread! So glad you linked up to the Tuesday To Do Party!