This year for Christmas, I decided to make throw pillows. I feel like you can rarely have too many, and there were a couple fun ones I had been wanting to do for awhile.
This is the easiest way to make a ruffle pillow I think. I used cream/off-white colored knit jersey (because it doesn’t fray), cut 2 inch strips (10 for each pillow), and sewed straight lines down each of them. I set my sewing machine to stitch the longest stitch possible, then as it was going it already was starting to scrunch/ruffle a bit. I ruffled it a little more by pulling the bottom thread a little bit and moving the fabric down.
Then I pinned the pieces on my small rectangle. I made it to fit a 12 x 16 pillow, so the fabric was 14 x 18 roughly.
Then I sewed a straight light down each ruffle strip until all were attached, then sewed an identical rectangle fabric piece to the back (pinning it inside out, sewing around edges, turning it right side out)
Joann’s had a sale on pillow forms… about $5 each!
Last step is to sew a zipper on the side. If you didn’t want to do a zipper you could have cut 2 pieces for the back to make an envelope pillow, but a zipper I felt was better for jersey, since it is so stretchy!
Getting closer on my dining set being finished! Above you can see the slipcover I sewed from Miss Mustard Seed’s tutorial. Below you can see the detail of the cute design carved into the chair-top and how i used dark wax to accent the grooves and distressing to highlight the edges.