How to Make a Ring Pillow with Vintage Lacecomments (0) June 3rd, 2009
When you're doing it yourself for the big day, it's important to keep projects easy to complete and yet completely personal. Here's a simple but gorgeous idea for a ring pillow that you can make in an hour or so. I used some old eyelet lace from my grandmother to adorn mine, but you could use anything you want. You might have leftover fabric if your dress was altered, or perhaps you could cut the hem off of your mother's wedding dress to pass down tradition. You could use vintage crocheted lace or start at the trim aisle in the fabric store—it's up to you.
- Two 9" squares of fabric in your wedding color (I used cotton, but you can use whatever you like)
- Two 9" pieces of lace, about 3" wide each
- Sewing machine and thread
- straight pins
- polyfil or other stuffing
- 2 large buttons
- embroidery needle and embroidery floss
- 20" length of ribbon or rickrack
Place the lace on the fabric and determine the size of the pillow. I chose to cut two 9" squares for mine, but of course you can alter this for your own pillow.
Sandwich the 2 squares of fabric, with right sides together. Pin the squares together around the edges, starting and ending on one non-lace edge of the square (see photo for lace placement). Be sure to leave at least a 3" gap in your sewing on that same side so that you can turn the pillow inside out.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
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