Ruffled Muslin Pillow

I sewed a pillow slip for our family room with a torn edge ruffle.

We are enjoying a gorgeous and sunny day but I was having trouble getting good inside photos. I really need to get more familiar with my camera.

So outside to our backyard patio for a little photo shoot. I'm sure my neighbours must wonder about me taking photos of my stuff, lol. I love all the flecks and nubbiness of the muslin visible in the sunlight.

We have boys who eat on the couch whenever they can and a dog, so this one, like most of my pillows found here, is easily washable and has a simple envelope back. I usually hem my ruffles and pleats, but I thought I would try a torn edged gather this time. A down insert makes it nice and squishy.

We still need to do a lot of backyard and porch primping but it is still fairly early for that here. I hope you have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by.
Edited to add 2012/04/16: Oh no! I must be busier than I thought as I just realized I posted this pillow twice! My apologies!
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Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm


  1. I have often thought as I take pictures in my jammies with my hair a mess, how lucky I am no one can see me!


  2. That pillow is great. I think its simplicity makes it one of my all time favorites. Great great job!

  3. Your pillow is very pretty! The ruffle looks great on it, too. I love working with muslin.
    Have a great weekend, I hope your weather is as nice as ours, or nicer! It's 20 deg. here today! YAY!
    Hugs, Cindy

  4. Love the pillow... in fact I think I'll copy this method when I redo some curtains that I've been meaning to get to.... a little ruffle or two with raw edges would be so cute!

    I make my pillow covers "envelope style" too. With dogs it is a life save to be able to wash them a lot! And no zipper to sew in :)


  5. I was going to ask how you like the fabric as far as cleaning, Elizabeth. I have two large pillows that have down inserts but the fabric is outdated and doesn't go in our new home. I was thinking either dropcloths or muslin to make new covers for them. I think they are both fairly inexpensive, but my sewing machine might be able to handle the muslin better.

  6. Love your pillow! I am on a pillow kick right now myself!:)

  7. darling pillow! i'll have to try the torn edges-i've always hemmed ruffles.

  8. I am going back to my machine this weekend to make more pillows for the marketplace...I'm going to bea copy cat my friend.



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