Are you ready for another pillow tutorial? I love throw pillows and I am super excited about the tutorial for this month because it is themed for 4th of July! It is so fun to throw a holiday pillow out on your porch, or on a cute chair or bench. This pillow is a little trickier than I thought it would be, but you can totally do it! You don’t have to do it 4th of July themed either. You can pick colors that match a room and just have it be a everyday throw pillow
So, here is how my pillow of the month tutorials are going to work; you are going to have to read my 15 minute pillow instructions found here and then follow the instructions until you are about to sew up the side seams. Then come here and follow the rest of the tutorial. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on a fun Pillow of the Month or other projects that I am doing, please subscribe to my blog. You can do it in the upper right hand corner or under this post if you are on a mobile device. I would love to have you as a subscriber!
For this pillow you will need:
matching thread (I used red on all my ribbon because I liked the contrast),
Double Ruffle Ribbon.
If you have never heard or seen double ruffle ribbon, I can just tell you now it is so cute. It has a flat portion in the middle about 3/8″ wide then cute ruffles down each side of it. It is available at crafts stores but to get a really good selection I go to the Ribbon Retreat Website. They have 28 colors and tons of fun ribbon to look at and they have great prices. (I’m not getting paid for that info.. I just love ordering from them)
Double Ruffle Ribbon Pillow Tutorial
After you follow the 15 minute pillow tutorial you are going to have your pillow folded so that it is 18 inches tall. Then you need to put pins in just the front of the pillow layer on the top and the bottom of your pillow. (See Pic Below)
Now you need to mark down the side seam between the pins every 1cm. I just used a 12 inch ruler to do this step and I used a pencil to mark it. The markings will be sewn into the pillow so you won’t see them.
Now you are going to sew your ribbon from the first pencil mark on one side to the first pencil mark on the other side. I put my presser foot right in the middle of the Double Ruffle Ribbon so it keeps your lines straignt.
Continue this step with each of the pencil marks and all your ribbon until you cover the whole pillow front.
I ran out of ribbon so I just centered the ribbon on my pillow in the middle so that it has a little white border on each side, but you can do whatever you like best.
It is hard to get each ribbon perfectly straight, but that is what is so great about this pillow tutorial. It has personality! I love the way that the ribbon curls up on each side and it wavy. It just adds a really fun texture to the pillow.