Looking for a fun addition to your bed or couch? This snow ruffle pillow tutorial contributed by So You Think You’re Crafty contestant, V and Co, will provide step-by-step instructions for a pretty throw pillow.
Ruffle Pillow Tutorial
Pillows are the stuffed animals of adulthood and I have a plethora! Despite the size of my existing collection, I am always looking for something new! I love this ruffle pillow created by So You Think You’re Crafty contestant, V and Co.
Ruffle Pillow Supplies:
Lumbar Pillow (make your own, or grab this great deal!)
Coordinating fabric for ruffles (yardage will depend on the number of ruffles, I used about 1/2 yard)
Self-healing cutting mat
Optional: glue gun and glue sticks
Snow Ruffle Tutorial
To create the “snow” ruffles for your pillow, cut strips of fabric one inch wide strips (use the entire length of your fabric (usually 42-46 inches). Once you’ve cut the one inch strips, cut the strips in half, resulting in two one inch strips about 22 inches.
Set your sewing machine to a running stitch (largest stitch, mine is a 5). Sew all the way down and make sure you leave some thread at each of the ends.
Take the end strings and lightly pull ONE thread. Your fabric will gather. Be careful though, if you pull too quickly or tug too hard, it might break the thread.
Your ruffle should look something like this…
Repeat this process until you have the number of ruffles you’d like to add to your pillow.
To create a ruffled flower, begin wrapping the raffle around one end.
next you are going to hand sew your flower. with a needle you will go through from one side to the other, and back again. like the picture shown above. once you secure a few layers together, wind some more fabric around and continue the process of sewing through and securing a few layers at a time. your flower should stay formed once you are done winding all the fabric around, finish off your flower by tying a knot.
once your flower has been formed, you will want to secure it to your pillow top. this can be any size you desire. mine was roughly 14 by 10 inches for the small one and 15 by 15 inches for the large square one.
to secure your ruffled flower i started in the middle of each flower and hand sewed each one of them on, in the desired spot i wanted.
this is the picture of the larger pillow top. if you’d like to you could always secure it even more by hot glue-ing your already hand sewn on ruffles (i have three boys can you tell i have had somethings destroyed if i don’t re-enforce things?)
once you have the design done and sewn on your pillow top. cut out the same size and shape for the back.
with right sides together, sew all four sides using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving a hole at the bottom of your pillow.
pull inside out, stuff with poly fill and hand stitch closed.
Don’t you love this super-fluffy, ruffled pillow?
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