Have you ever noticed that all my DIY posts are really about my mom DIY-ing? They should actually be called MDI (mom did it).
The latest project was the ring pillow. I actually helped a little this time. I wanted something like Martha’s (oh-so-ubiquitous) flower pillow (above), and played around with making the blossom.
Step 1: Cut ovals out of stiff, light fabric (here, I used some scrap muslin)
Step 2: Pinch the center of each oval and stitch. Martha’s instructions suggest twisting floral wire in the middle to achieve the pinching effect (but I didn’t have any).
Step 3: After pinching about 15 petals, I put them one on top of the other then basted (lightly sewed) them together through the middle. (See how ubiquitous the flower pillow is? I even printed out Etsy artist, Eizen’s, version to compare.)
It was good enough, even for a first try, so I decided to go ahead and use it.
Meanwhile, my mom created the body of the pillow out of some silk traditional dress fabric I had saved from a trip to the old country. (A little cultural nod!)
(Miss Mascara does a great tutorial on how to sew a pillow, so I won’t repeat the steps.)
So my mom made the pillow…
… then she attached the blossom along with some RIBBON using her sewing machine. It’s important to have the ribbon so you have something to secure the rings with.
And here’s the final product. The edges of the muslin are fraying, so I’ll have to put a little glue or something on them.
What do you think? What are you doing for a ring pillow?