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How to Make a Ring Pillow with Vintage Lace

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LindaPermann Linda Permann, contributor
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Tie a length of ribbon or rickrack around the button on the front of the pillow, and use this to secure the rings on the big day!
To get started, I sewed the 2 raw edges of my eyelet lace together. You could also choose a double-edged piece of lace and skip this step (Youd only need 9 of the lace, in that case).
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.
Center the lace over the right side of one pillow square and sew down the center of the lace to attach it to the pillow.
Tie a length of ribbon or rickrack around the button on the front of the pillow, and use this to secure the rings on the big day!

Tie a length of ribbon or rickrack around the button on the front of the pillow, and use this to secure the rings on the big day!

Photo: Linda Permann

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.

Materials:

  • 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

To get started, I sewed the 2 raw edges of my eyelet lace together. You could also choose a double-edged piece of lace and skip this step (You'd only need 9" of the lace, in that case).

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.

  Center the lace over the right side of one pillow square and sew down the center of the lace to attach it to the 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.

  Once you've sewn around the edge, pink the edges close to the seam, except for the 3" gap area (leave it uncut).

 

 


Turn the pillow inside out. Use a point turner or chopstick (or your pinky) to really get the corners looking sharp. Press the pillow, pressing under the open edges of the pillow so that they match the sewn edge.

 

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