Beaded Woven Ribbon Pillow

Materials

  • White cotton fabric (pillow back), 14” square
  • Offray Grosgrain Ribbon, 7/8”, 18 ft. spool: Chartreuse, Light Pink
  • Opal-lined E beads, 39

Tools

  • Pellon Fusible interfacing, 15” square
  • Fairfield Poly-fil polyester fiberfill
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Iron and pressing board

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, straight pins

Directions

Size

  • 1. Size is 13-1/2" square.

Pillow

  • 1. Cut fourteen 14” lengths from each ribbon color.
  • 2. Place interfacing, fusible side up, on pressing board. (Note: Cut interfacing larger to allow for ribbons shifting.)
  • 3. Place Light Pink ribbons horizontally across interfacing. Pin ribbon ends to interfacing.
  • 4. Weave Chartreuse ribbons vertically through Light Pink ribbons, keeping rows straight. Pin ends to interfacing to secure.
  • 5. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to fuse ribbons onto interfacing. Remove pins; trim to 14” square.
  • 6. Hand stitch beads across center of pillow front.
  • 7. With right sides together, machine sew pillow front to back with 1/4” seam allowance, leaving 5” opening at bottom for turning. Trim corners; turn right side out and stuff. Hand stitch opening closed.
by Lisa Bychowski
Beaded Woven Ribbon Pillow
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