A while back when I was redoing my office/guest room, I ended going for a romantic-esque feel. Didn't real mean too, just the visions that popped in my head happened to portray that. One of the things that lent itself to create that look were the ruffle pillows.
pillow covers using my Sew Easy 10 Minute Pillow Cover tutorial. Its super quick, simple and cheap. But I decided to try a different version this go around. This new way just added two extra seams to sew. But saved using so much of the main fabric. So that's way nice. Especially when you only have a scrap piece that's not big enough to go around the whole pillow. Second especially if the fabric is really expensive. Why cover the backside that no is going to see anyway? Right?
So, first things first. Get two pieces of coordinating fabric. The back piece I used was muslin. Have the back piece be a bit longer than the front piece since this is where you'll do the envelope enclosure. I made the back piece about 6 or 7 inches longer than the pillow.
Okay. Now put those pieces to the side, next is to work on the front piece. If you just want a plain cover without any embellishments, you can skip this next step. But for ever pillow, embellishment or not, you want the front piece to have about an inch or so edge around the pillow when you place the pillow on top of it. You can get the idea from the tutorial I referred to earlier (click here).
So, for one of the pillows I used burlap, the other I used a greyish blue fabric. To get this 'ruffle' I used scrap pieces of muslin about 4 inches wide. You'll have to gauge how long you need in comparison with the amount of ruffle you use. I would say my pieces were about twice as long as the pillow.
If you have a serger, this is the perfect opportunity to serge the edges for a clean, finished look.
Line up the sides and pin.
You can either sew the seams from here or use the serger. I used my serger cuz ....well, its just fun :)
this chair redo and I did not want it to go to waste. I was going to salvage it no matter what :)