Ruffle Pillows

I really believe that everyone should have a ruffle pillow!
Remember this post where I ooohed and ahhed about the ruffle fabric I just received?!  Well, I am happy to show off my very first ruffle fabric project!  And this project is a piece of cake, even for me--the sewing novice.
These drab pillows came with our couch, but they have not been very well loved.  They have been collecting dust in my basement long enough.  It was the perfect opportunity to change drab into fab!
This is probably the easiest pillow cover tutorial EVAH!  I started out by measuring the entire circumference of the pillow.  I added an inch for seam allowance.
I did all of my measuring and cutting on the flip side of the fabric.  I cut a strip of fabric the entire circumference of the pillow so that I could simply fold it over!
Lovely ruffles, oh how I love you!
I folded the strip of fabric with right sides together, pinned the sides, and then sewed along those 2 sides only.

Next, I turned the pillow cover inside out and slipped the pillow inside.

This part took the longest:  I blind-stitched the last side closed.  Because this ruffle fabric is part spandex, it bunched up a bit.  However, the ruffles easily cover this, so no biggie!

See--was that easy or what?!  
I actually whipped up 2 of these pillows during Little Man's naptime yesterday.  Now the question is--where should I put them?! (Indecisive decorating again!)
Perhaps on my new favorite chair??

But they also make a nice addition to my other accent pillows on the couch.

So have you ordered your own ruffle fabric yet?!  Just enter "Daisy" at checkout for 10% off your purchase! 

If you have used ruffle fabric, send me some pictures of your projects!  
I want to see what you've been making!
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  1. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says

    It looks fabulous Alison! Love them!

  2. Farah Muzaffar says

    So cute … love to cuddle with them… very feminine touch …
    Hope you spare a little bit of your valuable time for me …

  3. Tammy @ she wears flowers says

    You did such a great job!!

  4. Oh so cute! I love how it turned out!

  5. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    Adorable!! Such an improvement on the original pillows. Sharing this on my FB page!

  6. Ruffles on a pillow. Can it get any better than that? 🙂 I need to get me some of this ruffle fabric! If only money grew on trees.

  7. Love this! So cute and simple!

  8. Amy @ Positively Splendid says

    So pretty, Alison!

  9. Allison {A Glimpse Inside} says

    Thanks for linking up your fabulous pillow friend!

  10. UtahMillers says

    I love that pillow! Great job. By the way, your new favorite chair is MY new favorite chair.

  11. SweetSugarBelle says


  12. Oh my goodness, I love this, great job!

  13. Seriously cute! I stumbled you!

  14. Those look great, I love them with your other accent pillows!
    Found you on the Mommaskindacrafty link up.

  15. Oh my goodness that is just so adorable! Love the ruffly pillow.

  16. Oh my word they are fabulous. So so fabulous. I am in love. I think I need some of this ruffled fabric. How simple and so elegant looking. I just love them. They look awesome on your couch and on the fabulous chair of yours.

  17. So awesome and super simple! I love that there is premade ruffle fabric! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Krista @ While He Was Napping says

    I liked the before fabric, but I REALLY like the after! Ruffles make everything better! I'd love for you to come share it at this weekend's party! Hope to see you there!

  19. I LOVE these!! I am working on a ruffle throw and these would look so cute with it! Ah! So excited.

  20. Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top says

    So pretty! I adore ruffle pillows. And that chair is fabulous!

  21. I LOVE how you used this fabric for your pillows! I have loads of deco pillows that aren't being used because they need new covers. Thanks for sharing your idea!

  22. i love this!! i really like that the fabric is already ruffled. very cool. would love it if you shared this at my party on wednesday.

  23. Hey just wanted to let you know I featured your lovely pillows over at Killing Time

  24. Alayna Howard says

    I love this. Thank you so much for sharing! I would be honored if you would link up your super cute blog over on my blog stalkin' page.

  25. hey alison, thanks for taking the mystery out of making a pillow! i think that ruffle fabric is amazing and the discount seals the deal. i need some asap! malia

  26. I love just about anything with a ruffle, and this was no exception. Great job on your pillow!

    Extreme Personal Measures

  27. truly love the after effect my grandmother used to remake pillows like this

  28. i love these pillows of yours…ruffles are always chic and you even made it look easy…no small feat…just visiting from craftomatic.


    stuff and nonsense

  29. Ruffle fabric! I had no idea those existed! I want some. Awesome pillow. So comfy and purty!

  30. I JUST bought some ruffle fabric just because I liked it… I'm so doing this with some of it! Thank you 🙂


  31. Jeanene @ The Queen Bees Hive says

    This is absolutely adorable! And, so easy!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  32. Great job! Love them on either the chair or couch. Thanks for linking up to Fantabulous Friday!

  33. Laurel {Make and Takes} says

    Cute pillow and great tutorial! Thanks! I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at

  34. This is darling. I'm a new follower!

  35. Courtney {a thoughtful place} says

    Are you kidding me? I love them. I have two that came with my couch as well and DO NOT like them! I can't wait to try this.

  36. Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista says

    Cute Pillow!!!!

    Where did you get the fabric from???

    I want to try my luck at it!

  37. I LOVE this,so much I'm sharing it on my blog.

    I'd also like to invite you to share your goodies on my linky party held every Friday. You'll find me here:

    Thanks for sharing-

  38. I had to laugh when I recognized that pillow. They came with our (same) couch and love seat set, and a variety of cute covers have been lovingly sewn for them. 🙂

    I love the ruffle pillow. I've yet to try ruffle fabric, but I need to!

  39. Heather L. says

    This is gorgeous! Love it!


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