Wednesday, October 7, 2009

DIY Wednesday: Ruffle roundup


Well, it's 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and my totally unique never-been-seen-on-the-interwebs DIY project for this week is not finished. So I feel like a kid the day before a science project is due, which is the point at which you get your parents to do it for you. In my case, I will feature someone else's DIY project again this week. That cute ruffled pillow above? Not mine.

Ruffles are a big trend right now, both for clothes and for home decor. Fortunately, they are also easy to make - run a long stitch through a strip of fabric and pull the thread. Here's the gamut of what you can do yourself.

Merrilee from Mermag created a ruffled pillow tutorial for Kelly+Olive.

Photographer Ashley Ann via UCreate used a similar technique with contrasting fabric.

Add ruffles to a t-shirt with a tutorial from Tea Rose Home.

Turn a ruffled shirt into a pillow at Homemade by Jill.

Turn a large t-shirt into a ruffled pillow at Floral Showers (great potential for reusing old clothes here.)


  1. These are great ideas! I love how girly and yet architectural and modern these pillows are. The contrasting one is especially appealing. Thanks for the ideas (even if they weren't your own..jk!).

  2. oh man, i know that feeling! thanks for the mention!

  3. well how do you do it? pretty though...

  4. I love the black picture on the wall-even though I can't read the words....can you tell me about it please?

  5. Motoko,

    The project was from Merrilee of Mermag. Her E-mail is merrileeliddiard[at] She may be able to tell you about the artwork.

    Hope this helps!