Sweet Ruffled Pillow

March 6, 2011

110305_2075 I just finished this sweet ruffled pillow for my daughter’s bedroom.  

110221_2132 It started when I spotted this aqua zebra fabric at Wal-Mart.  My daughter is CRAZY for anything zebra these days.  It was perfect because her room is painted a beautiful Tiffany box blue.   I bought a half yard and a package of pale mint green blanket binding.

110221_2134I started by marking a circle on my fabric with my super-complicated-calibrated-circle-maker. 

110221_2136 Then, bunching up the binding as I went, I sewed it along the marked circular line.  Before doing this I quickly ran a line of stitching along the edge of the binding so the two sides of the binding wouldn’t slip apart.

110221_2141 Then I repeated the above using a slightly smaller circle.   I sewed on four rows of binding.

110221_2142To get the binding to lay down better, I snipped every few inches with my pinking shears.

110221_2148 For the center, I used fabric glue to make a pretty flower shape.  When the glue was dry, I stitched it onto the pillow. 

110305_2069 I covered up the messy center with a big black button from my Grandma’s button box.

110305_2068 I think it’s super sweet.   And she loves it!

110305_2070 It looks perfect in my daughter’s Tiffany blue, zebra-loving room!

Have you made a pillow lately?

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  1. What a great idea, and so cute too!

  2. This is gorgeous. Love it!

  3. LOVE IT! What a cute idea!

  4. Really pretty. :-) I need to do something like this for my daughters room.

  5. This is so cute, it looks wonderful!

  6. Hi Carolyn! Oh, this pillow is stunning! What a great job you did.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  7. That pillow is adorable. I envy sewing skills! I have less than none.

  8. This is gorgeous-what a beauty!

  9. That is the neatest pillow ever. Thanks for sharing.

  10. You made this look so easy! Beautiful!

  11. What a great tutorial! I love this pillow, especially the colour you chose (it's my favourite!)

    p.s. I'm following from Tutorial Tuesday!

  12. I've seen this pillow on a few craft sharing sites and I am in love! This is beautiful. You might even convince this non-sewer to pull out her mom's old machine to give this project a whirl. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  13. This is just gorgeous! love it!

  14. Favorite ruffled pillow EVER!


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