Here's how I made the ruffly heart...
I started the project intending to make a square pillow with a heart in the middle but ultimately ended up cutting out the heart shape, so never mind the squared base.
I cut out the heart using a 12x12 piece of scrapbooking card stock first, to get a nice shape. Then I traced it onto my dark pink dotted fleece and cut it out. I pinned it to the square base and sewed it on, but you can skip that step since I ended up making a heart shaped pillow. Just cut another heart out of fleece and save it for the back (don't sew it on yet).
Here's the ruffly satin trim I bought from Joann.com. It's nice not having to make the trim, but it wasn't cheap. When purchasing this, it's a good time to use one their 40 or 50% off coupons.
I don't have pictures of the next steps but I'll tell you how to finish it. I cut the base into a heart shape first, leaving about 1/2" seam allowance around the ruffles and then...
- Pin the ruffles inward so that they won't get caught up while sewing the 2 sides of the pillow together
- Take your other fleece heart shape and pin it wrong sides together to this one, making sure the ruffles are all on the inside.
- Leaving a space for turning and stuffing, sew around the heart
- Turn, stuff and hand-sew the opening shut
Thanks for looking!