1/2 yard fleece (you could really use several different kinds of fabric for this pillow)
Pillow form (I have just been using old throw pillows from around the house)
Sewing Essentials (scissors, pins, etc.)
Video tutorial here
Download the free pattern here.
Ruched Pillow Tutorial
1 – Cut out the pattern
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here . Cut out 1 of each of the pattern pattern piece.
2 – Begin to gather and sew
Gather each side to the length of the side pieces and pin.
Using a .5 seam allowance, sew each side of the gathered piece, making the front of the pillow.
3- Turn under back edge
Turn under the edge of the top back piece one inch and sew using a straight stitch along the edge of the fabric.. If you are using fleece, felt or t-shirt knit there is no need to do this to the bottom piece. However, if you are using any other fabric you will need to turn under the side closest to the center of the pillow 1/4 inch and sew close to the edge of fabric.
4 – Sew the pillow together
With the top of the pillow right side facing up, lay the top back piece on top of the pillow, line up and pin, then lay back bottom piece on pillow, pin. Now using a 1/2 seam allowance sew all the way around the pillow.