I have been trying to make birthday and Christmas presents for all 13 of my grandchildren for the past year or so. So last week it was working on ruffled pillows for two of my granddaughters, a 14 year old and an 11 year old. They had both ask for pillows with ruffles and their names for Christmas but I didn’t get them done, so I knew what I wanted to make, but I didn’t know exactly how I wanted to make them. I had made a couple last summer using upcycled knit fabric, but I didn’t have any knit fabric in the right colors, so it was on to plan B. Since I didn’t know exactly how I was going to make them, I kept putting off getting started.
In the end, I did what I usually do when I want to make something but don’t have a pattern or directions. I just started! I did the back of the blue one first, since I knew how I wanted to do the names. I was trying to avoid hemming so many strips of fabric, so I tried making double ruffles, but I don’t think I will do that again. It used a lot of fabric.
Here’s the front and back of the first one.
And here’s the front and back of the yellow one.