Ruffled Fleece Pillow Cover

Hello friends! 🙂
Remember for my wedding I made my bridesmaids these fleece blankets?
Well, I have about a yard or so of material left from almost every one… 
So I made a pillow for Kayli to match her paisley fleece blanket!! 

To start with, I based my pillow cover loosely on this tutorial from Jen at Tatertots & Jello
A pin I’ve had saved for a long time, mind you! 😉

So in the interest of full disclosure… This is NOT a good tutorial. 
This isn’t even really a tutorial… BUT there is a good tip for you at the end… 
So stick with me! 😉
This was my very first pillow cover ever! 
If you want a good tutorial on how to make an envelope pillow cover check out that link up there from Jen!

Moving on…

My pillow form was a 12″ by 14″ purchased from Wal-Mart, so I cut my front piece with an extra inch to allow for sewing, so 13″ by 15″. 
The two back pieces (to make the envelope) were each cut a little larger to form the overlap of the envelope. 

Then I cut two, two inch wide strips, about 30 inches long to make the ruffles. 

As per Kayli’s suggestion… 
To create the ruffles, I sewed a top stitch all the way across the top of one side of each strip.
Then gently pulled the bottom thread of the stitch to bunch the material. 
They’ll look like so…

Then you just sew your panels together inside out, flip them around and sew on the ruffles! 

Viola! Fun, ruffled, fleece pillow cover! 🙂

So ready for some more full disclosure?
See how I purposefully made that top ruffle a little crooked for that eclectic look everyone’s been talking about? Well that’s a fib. My sewing skills failed me dear friends… 
And the COMPLETE crooked-ness that were happened on accident. 
Granted it wasn’t that crooked when I started, but check it out… 
I went with it. Sometimes you just gotta make it work. 

And sometimes… 
You just gotta listen to your sister saying, “I like it… the way it is” and roll with it!
You never know… Might even like it better that way anyway. 😉

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  1. Amber *SaltTree* says:

    I think you `sewing skill fail was a blessing in disguise!`It`s sweet the way it is!

  2. Love this!!

  3. Ami w/AliLilly says:

    SO cute Kassi!! 🙂

  4. SO pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!