20 May 2013
This fun and easy project is a follow up pillow to go with my last tutorial, Woven Ladybug Garden, Quilt as You Go, Baby Blanket.
20 pieces of Ribbon Measuring at least 14" long
1 Fat Quarter Linen Fabric
1/2 Yard Ladybug Garden Fabric
14" X 14" Piece of Fusible Interfacing
3- 1" Buttons
12" X 12" Pillow Form
1- 14" X 14" Linen Fabric
2- 13" X 15" Ladybug Garden Fabric
Start by adding fusible interfacing to the WRONG SIDE of the Linen Fabric.
Follow the instructions for your brand of fusible interfacing.
Making sure that the bumpy side of the interfacing is facing the wrong side of the cream fabric.
*Hint* Using a presser sheet at this point will help protect your iron and ironing board.
Once the Interfacing and Fabric are fused trim the piece to 13" X 13"
Place the fabric RIGHT SIDE up on a solid surface. Start laying out the ribbon across the fabric top to bottom and side to side. Weaving the ribbon as you go.Use pins to secure the ribbon in place as you go.
*Hint: If you are concerned about spacing between your ribbon being equal, add marks 1.5" across the top, bottom and both sides of the fabric as a placement guide.
Move to your sewing machine.
Baste ribbon to fabric with a 1/4" stitch the whole way around the fabric.
Now we'll add some stitching to the ribbon. This is a fun place to use all those decorative stitches on the machine we never get to.
Once you are pleased with your stitches set this piece aside.
BACK SIDE of the PILLOW
Pick up the two pieces of 13" X 15" pieces of Ladybug Garden fabric.
Fold both pieces of fabric in half and press on the fold.
It should now measure 13" X 7.5"
Stitch along the pressed edge 1/4" from fold
Add Three 1" button holes 3/4" from the folded edge
Let's get the front of the pillow and the backing piece with the button holes and place them right sides together
Now add the second piece of backing layering over the button holes
Using pins secure all three pieces (front of pillow and two backing pieces)
Now sew along the outer edge of the pillow case with a 1/2" seam allowance. To secure the threads in place I like to add a zigzag stitch around the very edge.
Turn the pillow case right side out
Insert the pillow form and your DONE!
Purchase Kits for this project at my Etsy shop
Thanks for taking the time to look at this throw pillow!
I love what I do and hope you do too!