{Tutorial Tuesday} Anthropologie Ruffled Pillow Knockoff

Last weekend when I was shopping with my girlfriends, we stopped by Anthropologie.  Wow….I could spend some serious cash there!!
Anthropologie – Meet Me In St. Louis Pillow
I spotted this gorgeous pillow for $98.00.  It was super soft and so adorable that I just had to make one!
I used an old t-shirt, a hoodie with a broken zipper, a pair of pajama pants and some white jersey material I had because I could find a plain white t-shirt in my stash.
Cut the material in strips that are 2 inches wide by 22 inches long.
Make cuts every 2 1/2 inches along the strip.  I stacked a couple of strips and then made the cuts to make it go faster.  Then, round the corners of the tabs.
Cut 2 pieces of material that are 14 x 22 inches long.  Sew the ruffle strips on one of the large rectangles, about every inch so they overlap.  I pinned the strips on and just held them out of the way of the one I was sewing.
Sew the second 14 x 22 inch piece of material to the ruffled pieces, right sides together.  Be careful not to mess up the ruffles inside the pillow.  Make sure you leave an opening.
Turn the pillow right side out and stuff it.  Sew the opening shut and the pillow is ready!
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  1. Very cute, I love that.

  2. Ok, LOVE this!!! I actually took a photo of that same pillow in Anthro with the intention of DIYing it – yours looks great :D


  3. Ok – that’s too cute! You’ve done a lovely job, great lookin’ pillow!

  4. AWESOME tutorial. Thanks for the great idea.

  5. Great job (again). You’ve done it again… made an awesome pillow!

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  6. How fun!

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  7. Great knock off. It looks just like the original!

    I featured it on my TT&J facebook page :)


  8. This is beautiful !!! I love DIY something for pennies that is big $$ in the store.

  9. That is so cute! I bet it is soft and snuggly, too.

    Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It

  10. Cool! It looks kinda piano-y!

  11. This is both lovely and fun! I love your version even more, in fact. You’ve made a follower out of me!
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

  12. Your pillow is GORGEOUS! And truly, I think yours is much prettier!

  13. OMG Tonia! $98! Are you kidding me? I just love it that when you see something you just go home and make it. I’m kinda glad we don’t have Anthropologie here. I could do some serious damage too. You’re amazing.

    Anne xx

  14. Very cute!! I love making pillows too. I made a similar one out of felt for the hoildays. Come check out our site when you get a chance. http://www.yellowmedaisy.com

  15. very nice…just got a cheap sewing machine to see if I can teach myself to sew. awesome job

    You did awesome job

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  16. Genius!! {as usual :) } Love the recycling!

  17. I like yours so much better! It’s brighter and more colorful. Thanks for sharing:)

  18. I like your pillow way better than the Anthropologie one! Awesome!

  19. I love Anthropologie so I LOVE this DIY!! I don’t have the patience/skills for these kinds of projects, so I think you should make these and sell them! :)

  20. This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  21. This is AMAZING!! Anthro is one of my favorite stores so I am ALL far a fun diy lookalike..! Love it

  22. it looks so good. i love it xxx

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