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Remember this cute ruffle pillow made from a t-shirt? Well, here is the tutorial. Enjoy!!
- an XL t-shirt (or larger)
- rotary cutter, mat, and ruler
- fiber fill or some sort of stuffing
Step 1: lay t-shirt flat on cutting mat. Cut hem off bottom of t-shirt and straighten sides out (if needed).
Step 2: cut a 14×14 square through both layers of the t-shirt. These squares form the front and back of the pillow.
Step 3: trim off sleeves and use remaining t-shirt fabric to cut strips about 1 1/4 inch wide by 21 (or so) inches long.
Step 4: lay out strips on pillow top to determine how many ruffles you want. I wanted 10 for mine.
Step 5: set your machine to a really long stitch (called a basting stitch). Sew down the center of each strip, leaving a tail of thread, and making sure to NOT reverse stitch on either end.
Step 6: lay strips back on pillow where you’d like them (with the bobbin thread side facing down). Pin ends in place (it makes the next step easier).
Step 7: Ruffle time! Gently pull the bobbin thread (the thread on the bottom) to create the ruffle. Spread the ruffle across the entire strip and pin in place. Repeat for each strip.
Step 8: set your machine back to a regular (or slightly smaller than regular) stitch length. Sew down the center of each ruffle (right on top of the baste stitch).
Step 9: pin pillow front to pillow back, with ruffles inside. Tip: to make sure you don’t sew the ruffle in the side seam, pin bottom-most and top-most ruffles to the side.
Step 10: sew front to back, leaving a 4-5 inch gap on one side. Trim corners. Flip right side out. Stuff.
EDIT: This is also the point where I would use a lint roller to get off all the tiny little balls of fabric that are everywhere…
Step 11: pin opening closed and hand sew shut.
I would show you the finished product, but I actually gave it away before I took a picture… but trust me, it was cute. :)
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