Friday, June 3, 2011

Ruffle Flower Pillow

I feel like every project I've done in the past month either involves ruffles or flowers. Today I present: the ruffle flower pillow!



My friend Jenn bought me this awesome flower pillow kit from TaDaa Studio on Etsy. I love kits. The best part is that you don't have to go to a bazillion stores to find what you need for one project. And you know how much I despise cutting. Most of the time, the kits have already cut the pieces for me.

The kit comes with complete instructions, thank goodness. Here's how I did it.

I sewed a very loose zigzag stitch along the 7 yards of felt included in the kit, then pulled it tightly to form the ruffle. I started pinning the ruffle onto the large felt piece...


And just kept it moving around in a spiral:


Things I liked about this project:
The instructions were awesome. They were detailed and even gave different options for some steps.

The invisible zipper was already sewn onto one of the pillow pieces!

I can use this same technique for other projects, like more pillows made out of my old tee shirts. Or a bib necklace with these little flowers all over them.

Things I didn't like about this project:
Basting the ruffle was a pain because the felt was so thick. It made my fingers hurt to pull the thread to gather it. (Wah, wah.)

This pillow is pretty much for looks/decor. The felt is not good for napping. (That's why I'd like to create more of these from tee shirts. Nap town!)

5 comments:

  1. Hahah I love it! Glad to see you liked the gift! xoxo -Jenn

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  2. hey but guess what? the result is beee-U-tee-fooool!

    good work hon!

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  3. The pillow turned out great! So glad you loved the kit from our shop.

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  4. OHHHH!!!! i actually really like it. a lot. I'm such a sucker for a good kit, too. It looks great!

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  5. You did such a great job on this pillow. I just bought fabric to make a ruffle pillow of sorts! Can't wait to give it a try! Thank you for linking up to Sew Woodsy last week, and for being a loyal linker! :)

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