Thursday, August 2, 2012

Ruffle Pillow

One of my favorite things to makes are pillows.  They are so easy and so much fun!!  There is so much you can do to a pillow and it can really brighten up a room!
I love ruffles and I love pillows, so I made a ruffle pillow!
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I just loved the colors of this fabric Hometown from Moda.  The colors were perfect for my family room!!  I then got some yellow thread to go with it. 
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This is how I made it:
I cut a piece of fabric, just a white piece that I had, 14x18 inches.  In the picture it was 18x18 but in the middle of it I decided that I wanted it to be rectangle instead of square.
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Next I took the Moda fabric and cut each fabric into two strips, 4 1/2” wide and 44” long. 
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I folded the fabric in half and ironed it.
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Then I sewed the top using a straight stitch and my longest stitch setting.
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I pulled the bobbin thread and gathered the strip into a ruffle.
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I pinned the ruffle onto the white fabric and then sewed it onto it.
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I worked my way up, doing the same thing for each strip of fabric.
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Here it is with all the ruffles, so much fun!
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For the back I made this a cover, so I could just slip a pillow into it.  I cut the two pieces 14”x18” 14”x10”.  Then I hemmed the edges.ruffle pillow (12)
Before I put the back fabric onto the pillow, I pinned the last ruffle up so I wouldn’t sew it into the pillow.
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I placed the back fabric onto the pillow, front facing the ruffles, and sewed all four corners together. 
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I flipped it inside out and then stuffed a pillow into it. 
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And now I have a super fun and cute ruffly pillow for my family room!
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Sandy said...

So cute! I think I will have to give this a try. I have seen so many ruffle projects out there, I really need to try one!

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

That is really cute! That fabric is so gorgeous!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

Great colors, and you can't go wrong with ruffles!

Fancy That Notion said...

This is so cute! Ruffles are so fun:)

Debi Bolocofsky said...

This is so cute. I have a link party tomorrow, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above