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Make a Ruffly Pillow Cover out of a Scarf!

My bedroom redo is coming along at a snail’s pace – lol.  
Will I ever get it done?? 
 I wonder that every single day! 
I finally bought a quilt from Target’s Liberty of London line a couple of weeks ago. The same day I bought the quilt, I also bought a Liberty of London scarf. For awhile I was wrapping it around a pillow and putting it on my bed. I decided to make it into a pillow cover. 
If you want to do this, make sure the scarf is wide enough. This particular scarf was really wide. The pillow I made the cover for is 20 inches by 20 inches. So the first thing I did was lay the scarf out on my cutting mat.
It had some cool fringe on the sides, so I wanted use those sides on the outside of the pillow cover. I cut out a square and added 1 inch to all sides for the seams. Then I cut out the back. Since it’s a pillow cover, I made two sections for the back. One 20 inches wide by 18 inches long and the other 20 inches wide by 4 inches long.I also left fringe on two sides of one of the covers and two sides of the other so that there is fringe on all four sides.
I still had left over material, so I made a ruffle 2 1/2  inches wide and twice as long as the four sides of the pillows — 160 inches long. I had to sew the pieces together to make a ruffle that long. Then I put the ruffle on top of the pillow. But since it is the same material, they just kind of blended together. So I decided to put a darker ruffle underneath so that the scarf ruffle would stand out. So I cut out some black material with white dots — 4 inches wide by 120 inches long. (I didn’t want it to be quite as ruffly as the top ruffle). 
Then I pinned the two ruffles onto the top side of the pillow cover and sewed it on. Once the ruffle was on, I turned the top inside out and pinned it to the back of the pillow cover. Then I sewed the two side together. I did a double seam so it would be sturdy. I turned it right side out and put the pillow in and I was done!

 Have a wonderful night!


  1. Stephanie Lynn says:

    This looks better than if you would have purchased it from a catalog. Amazing work – Looks fabulous! I'm loving the black and white print with your wall color!

  2. That is lovely!

  3. Manuela@TPOH says:

    Love what you've done with that scarf! Very pretty!


  4. CUTENESS! Those are great!!!

  5. Miller Racing Family says:

    Girl you are amazing! I can't believe how you take something so basic and create a masterpiece.
    Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous day!

  6. Wow Jen, your blog looks amazing! I am enjoying every bit of it!


  7. shortmama says:

    Way beyond my capabilities but so cute!

  8. Thanks for sharing! I just bought fabric to make new pillows for our bed and you have inspired me again!
    Have a delightful day!

  9. that looks amazing. i am loving this liberty of london stuff. great job!

  10. Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden says:

    That looks great. I am just in LOVE with all of the Liberty of London stuff at Target. Love your new pillow!

  11. Meet Virginia says:

    LOVE this!! Black and white is my fave!!

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  12. Jennifer @ A Fine Romance says:

    Beautiful! I love the black and white. I discovered your site through Amanda's "Dishing it" party and I'm so glad that I did. I'm a new follower!

  13. I just saw a teapot at Goodwill for 1.99 today that would have matched
    (from Target)- but I had no idea what to do with it. Don't like to buy without a plan..

    Cute pillow!

  14. So, so, SO gorgeous! I really love it! I wish I could sew!

  15. WOW I can't wait to see the end result!~ They are fabulous.

  16. So flipping cute! I too have wantetd to cover a pillow or two with a scarf! Great tutorial. I can't make it, but I am sure that someone with sewing skills will do a fabulous job. You know me, if I can't glue it, I'm not making it!!
    ps-thanks for the photo tips. I SOOOOO need them!!

  17. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    Love the ruffles, Jen! What a beautiful scarf and it makes for a great pillow cover. I thought of you today as I pulled out a very plain cardigan. I think I may try making a ruffle out of some scrap fabric and attaching it to the sweater. I'll let you know how it turns out. : )

  18. The White Farmhouse says:

    Seems I may have to go to Target, obviously I have not been there in a while. I have been looking for a pillow for my bed FOREVER!

  19. Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder says:

    The Liberty of London line is insane! I just bought the pink poppy scarf that I've been drooling over for the last month and a half, AND then had to buy the matching wallet! I love it!

  20. So pretty Jen! What a fantastic idea… they look beautiful!

  21. So cute. Loving the redo so far!

  22. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing the neat idea with us…


  23. Looking good! Hey, I love that scarf too! I just wish I could finish one room completely. I keep starting here and there and no room is exactly like I want it, or completely done. Blah!

  24. So cute! I'm in the process of redecorating my bedroom too and I think the same thing all the time!! I just did a post on the throw pillow I made for my bed too. By the way….your bed is beautiful!!!

  25. Baby steps here, too. I finally, FINALLY finished one huge part of it today. Phew.

  26. 1 Funky Woman says:

    Oops loved it so much I had to post 3 times!

  27. 1 Funky Woman says:

    I am a huge scarf fan so this is so something I have to do. I think I own a million! I love this!

  28. 1 Funky Woman says:

    I am a huge scarf fun, so I love, love, love this! Very creative!

  29. Love Stitched says:

    LOVE it!! beautiful bedding!!

  30. Kelli @ RTSM says:

    Very clever! I am loving the black and white…and those other pillows with the yoyos are adorable too!

  31. That looks gorgeous! Where did you get your headboard? Is it a headboard or something you are repurposing as a headboard? I want it.

  32. Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    That is gorgeous! I'm lovin' the Lords of London line at Target. And your talent is amazing.

    Thank you for the info on Disney, too. She's amazing! Now I've just got to find a sewing machine. :)

  33. pleated poppy says:

    i have the same white bedspread, and wonder the same thing everyday: will i ever finish my bedroom?!

  34. Jenglamgirl says:

    sorry typo again… your sister… "has" ๐Ÿ˜‰

  35. Infarrantly Creative says:

    Gorgeous. Your bed is coming along. I love the B&W. So versatile you can change out the pillows to add pizazz when needed or seasonal or whatever. Smart!

  36. Jenglamgirl says:

    YOU'RE/ YOU ARE~ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. Jenglamgirl says:

    YOUR ARE BRILLIANT! can I SCREAMMMM THE WORD…………. LOVE! well in my mind I did! Love that metal vase floral piece above the bed too… AMAZING!!!! hugs, JENN

    P.S. your sister had mad picture talent too, I love her name its so unique.. I would love to know the meaning behind it?