How to Sew a Ruffle pillow with Ruffle Fabric

I have had a couple requests lately to make some ruffle pillows.  The one pictured above is a standard size pillow sham.  I used 1 inch ruffle fabric.

Here's how to do it.
1. decide the size you want your pillow
2. You will need to cut a total of 3 pieces of fabric.  For a Euro pillow sham I cut the front piece 27 inches square, 1 back piece I cut 27x13 inches, and the other I cut 27x20 inches.  That way you can have an envelope type place to stuff your pillow into.
3. Make sure to cut your fabric 1 inch bigger all the way around from the size of pillow you are wanting.  The coral pillow I did ruffle fabric front and back. 
4.  Pin the front and back pieces into place with the right sides touching.
5. Sew around the perimeter.  I like to use my walking foot when I sew with ruffle fabric.  It seems to stretch a lot and the walking foot helps to prevent the stretching while sewing.

6.  Clip the corners of the pillow so that when you turn it right sides out the corners look better.
7. Turn the pillow right side out and check to make sure that all your ruffles stayed in the right spot.  If not, then unpick that spot and sew it again.  I swear that every pillow I make I end up unpicking a couple ruffles :)

8.  Put your pillow into the pillow sham and ENJOY!

If you don't want to make your own pillow you can purchase them here on A Vision to Remember on Etsy


SewSweetVIntage said...

Pretty! Pinned

Landon & Alyssa said...

This is so adorable! I wish I was talented enough to do it! I'll have to get my sister-in-law to do it for me!

Buba4Turtle said...

These are so cute! I wish I could sew then i could make my daughters a few of these pillows. She would really like them.

Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

Unknown said...

This fabric was on clearance a few months back & I didn't get it because I've never sewn with it before. I chickened out; but your pillows look good!

Barb said...

Thank you for contributing to Motivation Monday!

Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

What a great use for ruffle fabric! Love the coral :-).

Unknown said...

This is so awesome! Thanks for this tutorial! Stopping by from The Wednesday Roundup!

Kate | The Organized Dream said...

I'm in love with this idea! Sadly, I don't own a sewing machine to make one myself! :( If you ever sell these, let me know! Thanks for linking to the Wake Up Wednesday link party! Hope to see you next week! Kate | The Organized Dream

Laurie said...

Found you on the Craft Frenzy Friday Link Party. Love your pillows!

Tanya Anurag said...

Hey! Congratulations on being featured on Wake Up Wednesday-
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seemesew84 said...

I'm visiting from keeping it simple and this looks so easy! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Buba4Turtle said...

Very pretty and creative! Thanks for sharing your tips at Inspire Me Monday!

Anonymous said...

I love this ruffled pillow! I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at

Mila said...

These are so pretty! And I love the color :)


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