Since opening my Esty shop, Little Green Bow, one of the most viewed items has been the chevron ruffled pillow. Because it’s so popular I thought you might be interested to see how I made it and maybe give it a try yourself.
I had an orange pillow lying around, and while I really liked the design and color, it no longer fit with our more sophisticated decor. I had some extra brown fabric from the French Knot Pillow I completed and thought it would be fun to created a coordinating set.
To create the ruffles I started with sewing a straight stitch because my sewing machine is pretty basic and does not have a ruffle stitch option. I kept the stitches long so there would be a lot of give for pulling on the thread.
- Sew a straight stitch down the length of the fabric
- Pull on the top thread to brunch fabric (I recommend cutting the strip first)
- Here is what one completed ruffle looked like
- Length comparison of the completed ruffles vs. one that has not been pulled yet
Once the ruffles were finished, I measured out the grid on the front of the pillow with pins and then placed the ruffles. It’s basically a square grid with the points of the chevron design making 90 degree angles.
I also experimented with how to sew the ruffles on to the pillow. I tried one straight stitch down the middle and two stitches on each side. I think you will agree that one stitch was definitely the way to go.
With that figured out, I pinned on the ruffles and got to sewing.
I finished the pillow with a simple envelope enclosure and voila … you now have a beautiful chevron ruffled pillow. Sit back with a good book and a cup of tea to enjoy your latest creation.
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