I am working on decorating my house (aren’t we all!)
and am currently making pillows for my couch.
Here is how I made a pillow with ruffles.
Ruffles are the big thing all over lately so this will be perfect!
First: Find two coordinating fabrics.
Second: Figure out which pillow you want to cover and measure it. Mine was 18 inches.
Third: Cut your fabric 1 inch longer than your pillow. So for me it was 19 inches. My fabric is the standard 42″ wide. Then I hemmed both 19″ sides.
Fourth: I layed out the piece and measured the entire thing. It was 41.5 inches. I subtracted 18″ (for my pillow) and came up with 23.5″ then I divided that in half and came up with 11.75″ I measured 11.75″ from both ends and marked it.
Fifth: I folded them at the mark and pressed them so I could see the crease.
From crease to crease should be 18″
Set that part aside. Sixth: Cut your second fabric into 3 -3″ pieces. Since my pillow is 18″ I doubled it and made it 36″ long. Then I pressed and hemmed each side and made a baste stitch down the center. With the baste stitch I was able to gather the fabric.
Seventh: I pinned one side to the edge of the crease and worked my way down pinning as I went to the second crease.
Eighth: I stitched on the ruffles, pulled out the basting and repeated – twice!
Ninth: Then I overlapped the fabric, folding at the crease and stitched the top and bottom closed.
Tenth: I turned it right side out and was finished!
Kim is a Marketing Director by day and Crafter/Blogger by night. She's a mom of three beautiful children and two fur-babies, a Goldendoodle and a rescued Pibble. For even more Inspiration Made Simple, like her on Facebook and Instagram+.