Hi creative friends! I’m Abby from Sew Much Ado, and it’s safe to say that I’m pretty much a fan of everything Kelly Ripa, so when I had the opportunity to share a project using her new home décor fabric line, I of course jumped at the chance! The line is has many beautiful options, from subtle, calm prints to bold and bright prints, and today I’m sharing a tutorial highlighting some fun bold and bright prints from the line.
These fringe pillows are easy even for a beginner sewist that you’ll have some whipped up in no time!
While I made these pillows with my daughters and their room in mind, I think we’re going to have to share. The square pillow will be great on our sofa, and I’ll let them keep the round pink trimmed pillow, which they love.
Let’s get to work!
• Kelly Ripa Home Upholstery Fabric (54” wide):
– 5/8yd for square pillow (Good Vibes Fiesta print)
– 1/2yd for round pillow (Make it Rain Fiesta print)
• 2 pillow forms:
– 16”x16” for square pillow
– 14” round for round pillow (or use Polyfil stuffing)
– 1yd for square pillow
– 1 1/2yd for round pillow
• Basic sewing supplies – scissors, pins, needles, etc.
*All seam allowances are ½” unless otherwise noted.*
Pillow front: cut 2 – 17”x17”
Pillow back (envelope opening): cut 2 – 17” (h) x13”
1. Fold pillow front in half and mark center with pin.
2. Beginning at center pin (bottom of fringe should be 1” above bottom of pillow front), pin fringe upward at an angle toward each top corner, forming a V shape. TIP: Be sure to pin in the direction that will be easy to remove the pins as you sew.
3. Stitch trim to pillow front along top edge. Trim fringe ends at each corner and trim any fringe that sits within the ½” seam allowance. Remove security plastic thread from fringe ends.
4. Press one 13” edge of each 13”x 17” piece 1” toward wrong side. Press again 1” toward wrong side. Stitch close to each pressed edge.
5. Right sides together, pin 2 pillow back pieces to each pillow front, matching outside edges and allowing pillow back pieces to overlap at pressed/stitched edges. Stitch around all four pinned edges.
6. Trim corners and finish seam allowances using serger or zig zag stitch. Turn pillow cover right side out and press flat along edges.
7. Slide a pillow form into pillow cover through envelope opening.
2. Use ruler to measure and mark 7 ½” distances from corner point, making ¼ circle curve.
3. Cut along marks and repeat steps 1-3 and open up folds to form two circles.
4. Position top of fringe strands ½” from edge of front or back piece and pin in place around entire round raw edge. Stitch fringe to fabric, overlapping beginning and ends ½”.
5. Right sides together, pin front and back pieces together, matching raw edges and ensuring fringe strands are tucked toward center of pillow and away from raw edges.
6. Stitch around pinned edge, leaving 4” opening (if using pillow form, leave6-7” opening).
7. Press seam allowance at opening ½” toward wrong side.
8. Turn pillow right side out and carefully press outer edge flat. Remove security thread from fringe ends.
9. Insert pillow form through opening or stuff pillow with Polyfil stuffing.
10. Hand stitch opening closed with ladder stitch, and your pillow is finished!
There you have it, two simple ways to make some fun fringe throw pillows for your home!