Thursday, February 18, 2010

Burlap Ruffled Pillow

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 Beyond The Picket Fence
Made a little burlap pillow.  I always make my pillows as covers so I can change them easily and just have a cover to store, not a whole pillow.  Plus, you don't have to handstitch it closed.

Start with a square the size you want (Remember to add some for seam allowance-- i.e. if you want a 16 inch pillow, cut a 17 inch square giving you 1/2 inch seam allowances.) Cut the second piece 4-5 inches longer--17" x 22".  Now cut the rectangular piece into 2 unequal pieces.  One will be half the size of your pillow size plus 1". For example, 1/2 of 17" is 8 and 1/2 plus 1"--so one piece will be 9 and 1/2 and one will be 12 and 1/2.  Following me??
burlap ruffled pillow tutorial http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/02/burlap-ruffled-pillowed.html
Now iron and sew under a finish seam on the 2 irregular rectangles, along the 17" side.  With right sides together pin the smaller rectangle down first, with the larger rectangle on top, the sewn seams toward the middle.  Be sure to pin down the finished seams (see picture) so they don't catch.
burlap ruffled pillow tutorial http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/02/burlap-ruffled-pillowed.html

burlap ruffled pillow tutorial http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/02/burlap-ruffled-pillowed.html
Sew all around the pillow.  Turn right side out and add a pillow form or thrift store pillow.
burlap ruffled pillow tutorial http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/02/burlap-ruffled-pillowed.html
Oh yes, and the ruffles?  I didn't show that part, but this fabric was from a paneled prairie skirt I got at thrift store, loved the fabric.   Usually the opening part of the pillow is the back, but I made it the front of this pillow.  I used one of the zipper roses as a button and a jute string to wrap around it for a closure.
burlap ruffled pillow tutorial http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2010/02/burlap-ruffled-pillowed.html

  



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44 comments:

  1. Very cute idea to add the ruffles from an old prairie skirt!

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  2. Thats so cute Bec!I love the fabric too!
    Sue

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  3. Ruffles and burlap! Nice combo!
    Candy - Junk Sophisticate

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  4. Becky,

    To answer your question: Yes, the background, not the header. The "middle" part where posts sit, also remains intact! If you have any other questions, just shout :)

    Love,
    Bird

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  5. I love it! That's a great idea to re-use those ruffles! It looks great! I'm gonna start looking at my old clothes in a different light now!

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  6. This is incredible.
    I am going to study your directions-
    this morning I feel a little craft challenged!

    Enjoyed visiting,

    Laura

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  7. how cute are you? This pillow is darling!! Great use of that skirt ruffle too!

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  8. Becky... I needed this little tute! I have a pillow form and I love not having to sew it shut! thanks!
    gail

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  9. That is really pretty! I love the ruffling you added! I may have to rethink bypassing the clothes when I go to Goodwill. Great out-of-the-box idea, Becky!

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  10. LOVE it! Great little ruffle addition too!
    Julie

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  11. Oh my this pillow is just darling. The ruffles, just add a whole new look to the pillow.

    Thanks for visiting me and leaving your nice comment. Please do come back again.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  12. Oh my gosh! That is just too cute. Into my inspiration folder it goes!

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  13. This is darling! I love it! Thanks for hosting the party--I just linked up.

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  14. How cute! The ruffles & burlap totally do it for me, then a zipper button too!!! Yes plz.

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  15. umm...ADORABLE! The more I look at it the more I love it! What a cute idea. :)

    --Marissa

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  16. So adorablly cute....Love the ruffles.
    Love thrift store finds!! Oh yes!

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  17. I love your pillow! I've been wanting to make some pillows too! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I love this pillow! So cute with that ruffle.

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  19. I'm really liking ruffles right now (and who isn't? :-)) so this pillow is right up my alley. Great job!

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  20. That is so cute Becky! I love the ruffles!

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  21. I love love love this pillow! I wish I sewed!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and giving me ideas for my ugly chair. I opted to paint the feet white and distress them and I'm gonna find a cute throw pillow for the back and possibly swap out the cording with white cord to pull it all together. Don't know if its really worth that much effort to keep that color though. lol. Oh well!

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  22. I love your pillow! I have 3 yards of burlap just waiting for me to get motivated with. This motivated me!

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  23. That is super cute! Love it.

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  24. So cute!!!!! I love ruffles and I love burlap. :)

    Cheers~
    e

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  25. I love how you repurposed the prairie skirt! You are such a clever, crafy girl.

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  26. I linked you up with a happy award. Your blog always makes me smile!
    Julie
    http://juliejohnsonblog.blogspot.com

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  27. I just adore burlap! What a great pillow and idea.
    Holly
    504 Main

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  28. You have a great blog Becky. I'm so inspired by all of your creations. Stop by for a visit and make sure you enter my blogaversary giveaway!
    Kim

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  29. I would have never thought to put ruffles and burlap together but you made it look wonderful!!
    Well done!!!!!

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  30. Those are So cute! I need to make some new throw pillows! Thanks for the inspiration!

    I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

    Cassity @ Remodelaholic

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  31. I really love this pillow with the ruffles! So dang cute!

    Karin

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  32. I love it! and great blog to boot! I've become a follower. Look forward to checking out all your cool ideas.
    Jennifer

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  33. So cute. I love the burlap and the ruffles together!!


    Thanks for linking this up. I love it!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  34. I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. I love this pillow. I've got some old curtains I think I'll use for the ruffle.

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