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!)