This pillow makes a great accent for your sofa or bed. And in rich holiday colors, it's a treat to bring out for the holidays! It takes a little patience, and some time, but it's a show stopper for sure!
First you will need your ruffle fabric, and your background fabric. I chose to have my background fabric compliment the ruffle fabric. I purchased the fabric for the ruffles from IKEA, it was only $2.99 a yard! It's a gorgeous, shiny, sheer polyester. You will need about 1/2 yard of the accent fabric and 10" of the background fabric. Cut out your background fabric to 10"X12" (cut 2). Cut your ruffle fabric into 3"X5" rectangles- you will need approx 60 of these.
I didn't want my ruffles to fray as much, so I took a candle and singed the edges of the rectangles.
Take the first piece off and fold it in half, pressing to crease and mark the center. Place back on the background piece and stitch down, back stitch the first couple stitches to secure.
Remove all the pins, generously stuff the pillow and stitch the opening shut. Fluff the ruffles, and you have a gorgeous accent to any room!
What a luxurious pillow, Amy! When Amy first decided to do this project, she mentioned that it would be interesting to try with white and red fabric, too... like a candy cane! Click on over to Ameroonie Designs to see Amy's other great projects, including lots of other pillows, great flower making tutorials, and her beautiful tote bags. Thanks so much for sharing your pillow tutorial with us today, Amy!