I’m in the wedding of a couple of dear friends coming up in a couple of weeks (cue panic). You may recall I wore a handmade jumpsuit to my friend Becca’s bachelorette party? Same bride.
Becca was talking about getting a couple of generic ring bearer pillows, so I volunteered to make some instead. It saves them a bit of money, plus I had scraps I could use (Becca is quite the environmental advocate). Plus, it’s really just a tiny pillow with a ribbon sewn in the middle. Easy peasy.
And it was, for the most part. I cut 7×8″ rectangles out of a quilters cotton, so I could use most of the scrap I had. I sewed the piping all around to one side before I sewed the two pieces together, leaving an opening for stuffing. The piping stretched more than the cotton, so the corners aren’t perfect. That’s the joy of handmade things, though, right?
Then I turned the pillow inside out and sewed about 9″ of grosgrain ribbon to the center, through all layers. I’m really happy it was grosgrain, so I didn’t have to worry about the ends falling apart on me.
The last step was to stuff it and mattress-seam the opening closed. I finished them both in one Disney movie, so almost no time at all. Certainly a worthy investment for a dear friend’s wedding!