Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ruffle Pillow Tutorial

Of all the pillows I've made, this is by far my favorite. Want to make one for yourself? Here's how:

You will need:
2 pieces fabric 17" X 17"
3 pieces fabric 5" X 36"

Start with your ruffles {the 5" x 36" pieces} Press under the fabric and sew it in place. My brown fabric is kind of a knit fabric and I knew it wouldn't fray, so I just folded it once under and sewed in place. The cream fabric, I folded under twice and pressed so that there would not be any raw edges to fray.

Once that is done, gather your ruffles. To do this, baste{or in other words, use the longest stitch on your machine} along one long end of your ruffle. Leave your strings long when you cut them. Then pull on one string and your fabric will start gathering. Keep pulling and working with it until the whole pieces is ruffled.

Now place it on one of your 17" X 17" pieces. I measured 4 3/4" from the bottom of the pillow and that's where I placed the top of the ruffle. Start on one end and measure and pin the ruffle in place. Work your way to the other end. Once it's all pinned in place, sew the ruffle to pillow front. I sewed along the top, and also along both short sides of the ruffle.

Now add your next two ruffles using the same process. Use the measurement 7 1/2" for your middle ruffle and 10 3/4" for your top ruffle.

With right sides together sew the front of the pillow to the back. Leave an opening for turning. Stuff with fiberfill. Stitch opening closed.

Check out the other pillows I've made.

You may also like:
Button Pillow Tutorial
Pin-Tucked Pillow Tutorial
My Other Throw Pillows


  1. Nice!!!I like so much your pillows!

  2. Wow, Beautiful! I found your blog through Shine on Friday. I love your blog and all your creations. I'm really happy that I found you. New follower here via GFC. I invite you to visit my blog and if you like my creations I hope that you will consider to follow me back.
    Nice to meet you , we have something in common, I also have 4 kids, apart from all the desire to create a bit of everything like you!
    Marisa from

  3. I also following you via bloglovin.
    Marisa :)

  4. Love it and love your fabric choices. Great tutorial. I host a weekly party called Inspire Me. It will be live Monday evening. I would love for you to add me to your party list and link up. Hope to see you there, Hugs, Marty

  5. Darling pillows! Thanks for the tutorial, too!
    I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I'd love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me each Tuesday for Brag About It Link Up Party

  6. Super cute! Thanks for sharing! I’d love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up! Starts on the 1st of each month.

  7. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Very cute and the tutorial is great!

    Thanks for linking up the post to the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Tuesday Link and Hop. Hope to see you next week with another one of your creative projects. BeBetsy Link and Hop

    The very best to you,
    Sharon and Denise

  9. I can see why it is your favorite, it's Gorgeous!!! The button one is pretty dang cute, too!! Thanks for linking up at ShareAtopia!