My youngest daughter brought over a new project for me to sew for her. She is redoing her daughters bedroom into a "Hello Kitty" theme. She bought the comforter set and curtains and she is unhappy with the pillow covers. She likes everything to be very girlly, frilly, or ruffly!! I think you can understand this.
She brought me the pillow covers and the bed skirts that came with the comforter set. She asked if I could put ruffles around the pillow covers so they stand out when she fluffs up the pillow. She is not going to use the bed skirts, so I can use the material from those to create this project.
Here are my plans. I am going to remove all of the material from the bed skirts and my plan is to lay a piece of nylon netting on top of this material. Now I will fold this in half and serge all four edges together. Then I will do a running stitch along the top of the ruffle to keep the nylon netting in place when she washes this pillow cover. Then I will use my ruffler foot and ruffle this material and hopefully have enough material to go around the outside of the pillow. Well this is what I have in my head and I will show pictures of my work in progress. I measured around the pillow cover and it is 3 yds and 2 inches. Then I measured around the bed skirt and I will have 5 yds and 17 inches of ruffle. I usually like to make my ruffles double of the material I am going around, but I will just be a little bit short, so I think this will still work fine.
I am doing some spring cleaning to my upstairs and as soon as I can get this finished, hopefully today, I am going to start this project. I will post pictures of my progress for you along the way.