so, here i am again, a little bit late this time because we moved and you know how moving is...stressful and messy, but we are getting there and i will show some pics when we are settled.
in this new tutorial i am going to teach you how to make a simple, but beautiful ring pillow. so let's get to it!
cut a square of the fabric and a square of a coordinating piece of felt. mine are 6x6 inches. now the question is: sew by hand or sew with machine? either one is perfectly fine, the pillows are small so it is not going to take much time to sew by hand.
join the two squares together (wrong sides facing) by sewing around them, leaving a 5/8 seam allowance. leave a portion of approximately 2 inches without sewing, so you can insert the filling (photo below).
insert the filling through the opening
sew the opening and trim the edges with pinking shears (so the fabric doesn't fray)
mark the center of the back and front of the pillow with a fabric marker (this is where you are going to sew the ribbon)
cut the ribbon to the desired length (remember that you are going to tie the rings with it) and place it on the top part to the pillow, sew it through all the layers. now, for the back i added a vintage button, i think it looks more finished that way, but you can skip the button if you like.
and voilà! your pillow is ready! enjoy your creation and your wedding!
(oh, if you decide sewing is not for you, i am going to have some ring pillows for sale in my etsy shop!)
when gaby contacted me and i saw her photos, i was in. i LOVE her work! for this shoot we didn't plan too much together, she told me what she was looking for and i put some things together, we met at mount charleston with candace and steven and then the magic happened, everything came together and this is the result. enjoy!
Hello Brides and DiYers! I believe that handcrafted items give more meaning to any celebration, especially a wedding, so this month I am bringing you an easy tutorial for making beautiful and unique escort cards.
Materials you need:
faux flowers, tags, pen, x-acto knife, decorative tape (washi tape), number stamps, ink pad for stamps, scissors.
Write the name of the guest with a pen in the lower left hand corner of the tag. Stamp the table number next to the name.
Make a cut in center lower part of the tag.
Cut a flower with stem from the branch. Insert stem of flower through the cut in the tag.
Tape to secure the stem of the flower to the back of the tag with either clear tape or decorative tape.
admire your work
Tape the tags to a door (this is our chippy pink door) or any other surface and let the guests find themselves!
(this is the first of a monthly tutorial column i will be writing, so come back often!)