Holiday Ribbon Pillow

Holiday Ribbon Pillow
Holiday Ribbon Pillow

Victorian Craft Projects - Holiday Pillow

Size: 12" square.

Materials: Two 12 1/2" x 25" pieces of gold metallic fabric. Two 3 1/2" x 44" strips of red taffeta fabric. One yd. each of 1" wide lace-edged ribbon in the following designs: red and gold brocade, green/ red/gold brocade, green/red/white brocade, red and green plaid, and red velvet. 2 1/2 yds. lace-edged brocade ribbon for ruffle. One 12" square pillow form.

Note: 1/4" seam allowance included in all fabric dimensions.

Pillow Front: Place one metallic square right side up on surface. Place an 18" long piece of red and gold brocade ribbon diagonally across center of square from lower left -hand corner to upper right-hand corner. Place a 15" long piece of green/red/gold brocade ribbon 1/2" away from center ribbon on both sides; pin ribbons into place.

Working in lower right-hand corner and in same diagonal direction, place a 6" piece of green/red/gold ribbon 2 1/2" away from corner point. Place a 9" red and gold ribbon 1/2" away from corner ribbon toward center; pin ribbons into place. Repeat last procedure with same color ribbons in upper left-hand corner-first set of seven ribbons in place.

The following set of ribbons will be placed on top of first set in opposite diagonal direction. Place an 18" long piece of green/red/white ribbon diagonally across center of square from lower right-hand corner to upper left-hand corner. Place a 15" long piece of plaid ribbon 1/2" away from center ribbon on both sides; pin ribbons into place.

Working in lower left-hand corner and in same diagonal direction, place a 6" piece of plaid ribbon 2 1/2" away from corner point. Place a 9" red velvet ribbon 1/2" away from corner ribbon toward center; pin ribbons into place. Repeat last procedure with same color ribbons in upper right-hand corner-second set of seven ribbons in place.

Working with first set of diagonal ribbons and removing pins to "weave" ribbons, move ribbons as follows: Red and gold ribbons should be moved on top of red velvet ribbons and red/green/white ribbons; green/red/gold ribbons should be moved on top of plaid ribbons. Sew ribbons into place.

Ruffle: Sew fabric strips together across two short edges to form longer strip. Fold one long edge 1/4" to wrong side; press. Fold same edge 1/2" to wrong side; sew hem into place. Sew ruffle ribbon to right side of fabric 1/4" away from folded edge.

Sew remaining short edges together to form large loop. Work a line of basting stitches 1/4" in from raw edge. Pull thread and gather ruffle to fit around pillow front.

Assembly: With right sides together, sew ruffle to pillow front aligning raw edges.

With right sides together, sew back and front pillow pieces along three edges; turn pillow to right side.

Insert pillow form. Fold raw edges 1/4" to inside. Slip stitch across folded edges to close.

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