The third pillow of our giftable trio, is a bit more complicated than the others. It is adorable with its inset center panel, contrast welting, and applied ruffle, but each of these components must be constructed individually. Having one pillow stand out with unique design details makes the grouping look uniquely custom.
Like the others, this is an 8 inch pillow. Please see my previous posting on welting for details on how to make yours for this project. Cut your panels for both the front and back of your pillow. Since this pillow is for a child, I have figured 1 inch seam allowances for durability. My center panel is 5 inches wide x 10 inches high, which will result in a 3 inch center panel. The side panels are 4.5 inches wide x 10 inches high, which will result in 2.5 inch side panels.
I made two identical sides, one for the front, to which I applied a ruffle, and one for the back, which I left plain.
For basics on the ruffle, please see the Ribbon and Ruffles part 1. You will need two sides and one center component for the ruffle embellishment. The two sides can be made the same way the ruffle fringe for the previous pillow was made (shown at the bottom of the picture). The center panel is a narrow, straight strip with both sides turned under (shown at top).