Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: Ruffle Turkey Pillow

It's time to starting thinking about Thanksgiving!! I love this time of year! I love being able to get together with family and celebrate and eat! :)

I have really enjoyed the pillow cases that I have been making, so I've decided to make a turkey one!

Here's how I made it:
1) I cut three pieces, one 18x18, one 10x18 and one 18x16
2) I took several pieces of ribbon. I cut them all 10" but I should have gone a little shorter

3) I took the ribbon and pinned them on my front fabric.

4) I sewed the ribbon onto the fabric

5) I cut several strips of brown knit fabric (knit doesn't fray!) and ruffled it with elastic thread in the bobbin. I then pinned it onto the ribbon.

6) I sewed the ruffles onto the fabric and continued going around.

This is what it looked when when I finished the body.

7) For the neck and head, I used a different color. I pinned it and sewed it.

Here's the head.

8) I glued some buttons and ribbon for the face.

9) I put a dab of glue on the ribbon on the ends, so they won't flop around. I pinned the ribbon to make sure that I didn't sew it into the pillow.

10) I hemmed the two back pieces and then placed them onto the turkey and sewed all four sides together.

And now I have a fun turkey pillow!!



Tricia said...

Very cute! I think I need to learn how to make ruffles!

Jen @ Creating with the J's said...


Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays.


laxsupermom said...

This is adorable! Love the ruffles! Thanks for sharing.

The Rosenau's said...

Love it! what a great idea!


NaDell said...

I'm over from Organizing and Decorating Everything and I love your cute Turkey pillow. It's fantastic. It's harder to find good decorations for Thanksgiving after so many for Halloween and ten times as much for Christmas. I like the way you showed the steps.

Karen said...

Very cute! I like the ribbon for the feathers! So adorable:)

Marilyn said...

This is beyond adorable.. I LOVE it..So cute.. I would LOVE if you could link up to my Pin Inspirational Party today pweease.. TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

I love the ribbon feathers! So cute! Thank you for linking up!

Danielle said...

I love the turkey pillow. So creative with the ribbon and ruffles!I'd love for you to link up to my linky party


joyous said...

Very fun idea!! Something great to pull out and reuse every year and easy to store. :)

Katie said...

I'm addicted to pillows and I just love this one!

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Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! You were featured, so stop by and grab a brag button. http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/11/features-from-last-weeks-tuesday.html#comments
I hope to see you again this week!

CSI girl said...

This is so so cute! I would love for you to come over on Thursday and link up to The CSI Project.
The challenge is Thanksgiving and you just might win the top prize or giveaway.
Come on by and see us anytime. Great tutorials going up everyday this week.

Jilly said...

what a great thing to be thankful for! Families are such a blessing. I'm thankful for mine, too. Hope you had a great weekend with some of them!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a cute blog! So creative! I am happily following you via Passionately Artistic. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

Meg said...

Ruffles! I love it, what a fun idea!

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