Ring Pillow

When I saw this ring pillow from Martha Stewart, I thought it would be perfect for our gray and yellow wedding. Unfortunately, I wasn’t too impressed after completing it.  Perhaps it would look better with bolder colors.  I think I’ll work on another design, but here’s the pillow in case it inspires one of you. =)

Directions:

  • Cut fabric to 6 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches.

  • Cut 52 1/2 inches of ribbon and lightly mark every 3 1/2 inches.

  • Fold fabric in half.
  • Lightly draw a guideline down the middle.
  • Unfold fabric.  The fold is just to get the middle crease and guideline.

  • Line up the ribbon marks to the pillow guideline and sew ribbon onto fabric.  Use pins to secure ribbon in place while you sew.

  • Your pillow should look something like this.

  • Fold the fabric in half so that the ribbon is now inside.
  • Sew along the edges, leaving a 1/4 inch allowance on each side.
  • Sew the bottom side half way, then turn pillow right side out through the opening.
  • Fill pillow with batting and sew closed.

  • Take a narrow piece of ribbon and attach to the middle of the pillow to hold the rings.

Although it looks OK, I’m not crazy about it and neither is Mel.  I initially didn’t want to make a felt pillow because it would look to casual, but I think I’m leaning in that direction.  We shall see…

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