Ruffle Throw Pillow

Learn how to make a cute throw pillow with ruffles!

Hi!! It’s Kaysi again from Keeping it Simple.

Keeping It Simple

One of my favorite things to makes are pillows. They are so easy and so much fun!! There is so much you can do to a pillow, and it can really brighten up a room!

I love ruffles and I love pillows, so I made a Ruffle Throw Pillow!

I just loved the colors of this fabric Hometown from Moda. The colors were perfect for my family room!! I then got some yellow thread to go with it.

Supplies, fabric and thread from The Ribbon Retreat.

– Supplies –

3/4 Yard base fabric
1/4 Yard of five fabrics for ruffles

This is how I made it:

I cut a piece of fabric, just a white piece that I had, 14×18 inches. In the picture it was 18×18, but in the middle of it I decided that I wanted it to be rectangle instead of square.

Cut out base fabric.

Next I took the Moda fabric and cut each fabric into two strips, 4 1/2” wide and 44” long.

Cut your fabrics for ruffling.

I folded the fabric in half and ironed it.

Fold in half and iron.

Then I sewed the top using a straight stitch and my longest stitch setting.

With the longest stitch, stitch along the opening.

I pulled the bobbin thread and gathered the strip into a ruffle.

Pull the bobbin thread and ruffle the fabric.

I pinned the ruffle onto the white fabric and then sewed it onto it.

Pin the first ruffle along the bottom.

I worked my way up, doing the same thing for each strip of fabric.

Work your way up pinning more ruffles.

Here it is with all the ruffles, so much fun!

All the ruffles pinned.

For the back I made this a cover, so I could just slip a pillow into it. I cut the two pieces 14”x18” and 14”x10”. Then I hemmed the edges.

Cut back pieces and hem the edges.

Before I put the back fabric onto the pillow, I pinned the last ruffle up so I wouldn’t sew it into the pillow.

Pin up last ruffle so it doesn't get stuck.

I placed the back fabric onto the pillow, front facing the ruffles, and sewed all four corners together.

Put right sides together and sew all the way around.

I flipped it inside out and then stuffed a pillow into it.

Turn right side out and it's ready for a pillow!

And now I have a super fun and cute ruffly pillow for my family room!

Ruffle throw pillow all finished!

Ruffle Throw Pillow so cute!

Thanks for having me again!! Come by and check out my blog anytime!


Thanks Kaysi!

We love having Kaysi here on The Ribbon Retreat Blog. She is so talented and and has a great eye with fabric. Make sure to check out her blog for lots of fun projects, giveaways, link parties and more fun stuff!

We love having our blog contributors, and if you have a great craft blog or shop, we would love to have you! Share your upcoming projects with us and submit a project.

Have a wonderful day! ~ Shirley

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  1. Posted June 13, 2012 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    This is so cute Kaysi!!

  2. Susie
    Posted July 9, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Permalink

    Did you use a sewing machine?? Btw its soo cute!! Reason I’m asking is because I don’t own one and would love to try this..

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 9, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Susie! A sewing machine was used, but I have seen people using hot glue to make something like this. They would just gather the fabric as they went with the hot glue. It might take a bit longer, but I think it’s totally doable. Although, I am not sure how it would do in the wash. I’ve never washed anything that used hot glue. 🙂 Hope this helps! – Shirley

  3. janice jenkins
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Cute, cute, cute

  4. janice jenkins
    Posted May 11, 2013 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Cute, cute, cute

  5. Siti
    Posted February 5, 2015 at 6:55 am | Permalink


    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted February 5, 2015 at 11:33 am | Permalink

      Hi Siti! Thank you so much! I am so glad you like this fun pillow! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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