DIY ruffle pillows

Ruffles Anyone?

Maddy's gray walls needed a bit of pink fluffy fluff.

So I started with a travel size pillow insert.

And a neckroll insert.

I gathered up some petal pink sheer fabric and ruffled away!

Once I had all of my ruffles made I pinned them on.

Round n round...I go~

For the travel size pillow I just did one ruffle down each side.

You know those huge pillows at Wal Mart for just a few bucks?

I think Maddy's came in a bright aqua for 6.00.

Well...I bought a HUGE pillow case from Target  (3.00) to cover that bad boy up.

Problem was it was just too plain...

So I pinched and tucked a few diamond shaped do'dads

like this..

And it turned out like this!

I saw one just like it at Target for 25.00.
The only difference were small white buttons.
Maddy didn't want the buttons so that made it extra easy ;)

And the fun began!

I started layer after layer..

The two square pillows in front of   "Pinch n tuck" came from a sweet blog friend.

Then came single ruffle guy

Time for Puff Daddy!

love love love 

After looking at the pictures, I think I may add a small pinch n tuck on each end

of the neckroll.

The sheer fabric I used has started to fray a bit...

Love it!

It almost looks like feathers ;)

Sign Giveaway Coming!!!!

I have an idea I will be doing very soon for a giveaway.
Problem is... "what to give away"

If you have a favorite sign I have made before and want a chance to win it...

let me know in the comments here.

I will share soon how you can win the sign of your choice.
Easy Peasy...

XOXO Susie


  1. i love the "all you need is love. love is all you need." sign. or the groceries sign...oh heck, i love them all!!

  2. Susie,
    I love the pillows!

  3. I love the "love you need is love" sign that you did and that Seahorse!

  4. I agree on the "All You Need Is Love Love Is All You Need" sign. It was the first one that came to mind when I thought of your artwork. I love the "Page & Palette" sign, too, that you recreated for TLC. The Sealtest Milk Producer sign is way cool, too. I'd be honored to have any of them!

  5. I love the ruffles!!! I have been wanting to make some ruffely pillows; thanks for the tutorial! :)
    I love giveaways!!!


  6. I have those Target shams and yours look JUST like them! I got mine at Goodwill, of course, for $2 apiece. ;)

  7. That makes me want to cozy back in bed.

  8. Susie! I love the pillows! So fun! Maddy is going to love them...You are the coolest Mama! I love all your signs...:) You are truly gifted...:)

  9. Soo cute I love all the ruffles. Did you just sew over the seam that you ruffled it with?

  10. wow! im impressed, these look great! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  11. Okie Chick....I did! I just hand stitched right over my ruffle seem :) Easy!!

  12. The pillows are all so pretty! That pinched one is especially impressive!!

  13. Love the pillows! I agree, I like the "all you need is love" sign.

  14. Love the ruffles and your signs. Would just be happy to win!

  15. I can't get enough of the ruffles! They're darling! Great job!!! I love the signs and would adore a set of them! however, I don't have facebook :( Thanks for sharing these adorable pillows!

  16. I just found your blog and I'm so glad! LOVE these pillows! Can you please come to my house and help me? :-)

    I look forward to getting to know you and see more of your creativity. Stop by and say hi when you can. There's a giveaway going on right now!


  17. I just found your blog and I'm so glad! LOVE these pillows! Can you please come to my house and help me? :-)

    I look forward to getting to know you and see more of your creativity. Stop by and say hi when you can. There's a giveaway going on right now!


  18. Hi ya Susie!
    Cute pillows. Love the captions on your post too. Too funny. Maddy's room is going to be quite the young, elegant teen room. It's going to be lovely when you are done. Loving all the feminine touches.

    OOOH, a sign giveaway. I LOVE all your signs. You made some a while back that were in an old PB catalog. Can't remember what was on them. I will have to look at your etsy and pop back on here.

  19. The ruffled pillows are darling!! I also really like how you fancied up the big white one with your twists & tucks. I think I might have some pillow-making in my future!

  20. I saw those huge body pillows and stood looking at them for awhile trying to figure out where/how I could use one. Great ideas - now I'm heading back to make a purchase. Thanks for the inspiration.

  21. The pillows are beautiful. I love how they look on her bed.

    What a great mama.


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  23. Wow! Although sewing is not my forte, I am very tempted to try this…you did an incredible job… also love your choice of color.

    Philadelphia Life Coach

  24. Wow! I hate sewing because I always seem to mess it up. But, this looks so simple!! I love it and I will try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Gretta Hewson
    Veritable Seattle Senior Housing


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