Thursday, May 19, 2011

A LOVE for Ruffles

And I'm not talking about the potato chip kind. 
There are Ruffles everywhere and I love them! 
I knew I needed to try them on some pillows. 
Here is the first of many projects I've put Ruffles on!
I started with a couple yards of some white muslin. 
I cut two squares the same size as my pillow form (in this case 24 x 24). 
And then cut 6 strips of 4" wide fabric on the BIAS. 
My mom said if I cut it on the bias then I didn't need to finish the edges. YEAH!
 I sewed a gathering stitch down the middle of each strip. 
And then gathered each evenly.
Next I pinned each strip to one my squares, evenly spacing them out.
 I only pinned the edges at fist, so I could move the strips easily if I needed to.
 Then I added the pins all the way down the ruffles.
 Sew down the middle of each strip, basting down the ruffles 
(Ben says my fingers in this picture scare him. And it looks like I'm 90. Which I am not!)
I sewed on all the ruffles, times two! 
This is just the start of the Ruffle craze in Sidney's bedroom! Stay tuned...


  1. Oooh! Love it! I'm also in love with ruffles. Looks great!

  2. Thank you for the tutorial. Those are so cute. I pinned them :) I am visiting from I heart naptime
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  3. These are adorable! I'm gonna have to make some =D Stopping by from Sunday Scoop Link Party. I would love for you to link your post to My Favorite Things Party going on all week. Hope to see you there!

  4. I saw some just like these on I absolutely love the style! Keep making lovely things! - Hannah

  5. Great tutorial. I'm crazy about ruffles, too! Thanks for sharing with my readers!


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