Hello! It's Megan from Brassy Apple. Add some texture and color to your pillows ANY season of the year with this fun Ruffled Rosette Pillow!
16x16 Pillow form
Jelly Roll (I used Fresh Cottons by Fig Tree Quilts)
1/2 Yd of fabric (I used 20136-11)
Step 1: Measure a 17"x17" square - cut 2
Step 2: Choose 10 jelly roll strips.
Step 3: Placing right sides together, sew together one of the ends.
Open and lay flat. Place the 3rd strip on top of one strip right sides together and sew 1 end together. This will connect the three pieces together end to end. Repeat with all 10 strips.
Step 4: Hand wind a bobbin with elastic thread. Adjust your sewing machine to it's longest stitch length. Fold the long fabric strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together and sew down the length of the fabric. The elastic thread should gather and "pucker" the fabric creating an easy, "no fuss" ruffle!
Use your iron on a steam setting to heat or shrink up the elastic thread and gathered fabric. The heat and steam will help it to bunch up a bit more.
Step 5: Take one of the 17" x 17" squares and lay flat. Starting near the top in the middle, place one end of the ruffled strip. Fold the raw, unfinished edge under and pin.
Step 6: Create a large circle with the ruffled strip pinning it into place. Keep in mind your seam allowance.
Step 7: Using a straight or zig zag stitch, sew the strip into place. Layout and pin a second circle slightly overlapping the inside edge of the first to cover the stitching line. Stitch into place again and repeat this step until reaching the center.
Step 8: Depending on how tightly your fabric bunched up and how closely you overlapped your circle layers, you may have a little bit of extra ruffles when you reach the center.
Measure out a 3-5" tail and cut off the excess.
Step 9: Roll the end loosely toward the center. Position and pin the rolled rosette from the underside. Hand stitch the rosette center into place.
Step 10: Position the second 17" x 17" fabric piece on top or right sides together. Sew all the sides together leaving a 6-8" opening at the bottom of one side. Turn right side out and slip in the pillow form. Hand stitch the opening closed and pop onto your couch or favorite chair!
I fabulous pillow your friends will notice and love!
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