I usually leave about a 1/2 inch of fabric from where the stuffing stops. You want enough fabric to be able to fold over and create a seam. I don’t measure or get all crazy with trying to be perfect. I just cut.
Step Three: Carefully take your “pillow form” out of the case and iron your pillowcase. (I forgot to take pics of the real pillow in process so these are simulated pictures. Just ignore all those wrinkles!)
Step Four: Place your ribbon where you want it and pin it in place.
Make sure you don’t pin the front and back fabric together!
Step 5: Sew ruffles onto your pillow by machine, or by hand. I started with my machine and then said to heck with it and sewed the rest by hand!
Step 6: Stuff your pillow form back into the pillow and fold and pin shut. Sew the seam shut and remove all the pins! Ta da! Now admire your cute ruffly pretty that you made for $3.49! Seriously. That’s it.
If you can really sew and know how to make ruffles with your ruffle foot, then obviously this isn’t for you. But if you can’t sew worth a darn, don’t think making your own ruffle pillow is out of reach! If I can do it, anyone can.
Come back tomorrow for some other creative ways to save money while redoing your bedroom. I’ll share my secrets! If you missed my Parade of Homes Tour, click here!