Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Shabby ruffled muslin pillow

Making this shabby ruffled pillow has been one of my favorite projects. I still have a hard time keeping my eyes off of it or my hands from running over the textured ruffles. I know, it's a little obsessive.


The idea originated from Kelly and Olive: ideas you should steal, but I modified mine a bit and decided to go for a slightly more whimsical look, and hand ruffle it.

This particular design was made with bleached muslin and has raw ruffled edges. It will fray a little bit, but I love it's shabby appeal.

This particular pillow I just sewed shut, but have since found a fabulous tutorial from Sparkle Power for making removable pillow covers, (I'll show you one below).







Another technique I decided to try with this same design, was cutting the ruffle edges with a pinking blade.

It gave it a slightly different look.


And here is it's removable back. I love the clean lines.


Pillows are such a fun way to bring a pop of color or texture to any room. Just ask Nate Berkus! haha I think he says that in almost every episode.


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8 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful pillow! I keep wanting to make one, so I appreciate your instructions! That will be next on my crafting to-do list! :)

    -Marissa @ homesweethomebodies.blogspot.com

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  2. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that pillow!!!!!!!!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

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  3. I think you did wonderfully! If I could narrow down my choices, I'd love to make one too!

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  4. LOVE this pillow! And so easy it seems! We would love for you to link it up tomorrow! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

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  5. This is awesome! I wish so badly I could sew! I have one pillow on my living room couch and it looks silly. Saw you on Fancy Fridays. I'm a new follower.

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  6. So fancy !!! I love the simplicity!!

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  7. Come check out your feature on Truly Lovely this afternoon! :) We've featured your awesome little pillow! And don't forget to grab the featured button for your blog!!! Hope to see you again and again!!! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

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  8. Ooh my bedroom needs one! Thanks for the tutorial!!!

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