How-To: Pretty Fabric Flower Ring Pillow
Our next how-to for Brit and Tim’s kitschy Hawaii wedding is this adorable ring pillow. As it will be a ceremony on the beach, there won’t be too much additional decor, so a bright and colorful pillow to carry the wedding rings was a must. For this project, we used a tan colored fabric (it reminded us of sand!) and used the same fabrics from the bunting we’d already made. Start by cutting out your petal pieces. You will need to pieces of fabric per petal. 8 pieces for a 4-petal flower, or 10 for a 5-petal flower. Cute them out in a U-shape like below. We cut a few different sizes for the different sized flowers.With right sides together, sew around the rounded part of the petal, leaving the flat side open. Clip the rounded edges, then turn the petal right-side out.After you turn the fabric, iron them flat.
Repeat with all of your petals until you’ve made them all! Time to assemble the flowers! Fold the petal in half like so.
Sew a line from about halfway along the fold to the middle of the bottom.Repeat with all of your petals.Stack two petals together face-to-face. With a needle and thread, pie through the two petals. Open them up like you are opening a book.Stack the next petal face-to-face with the previous petal and sew through both like before. Keep going until you’ve attached all petals together. Put the first petal and the last petal together, sort of like closing the loop. Sew through like before, then once more through the next set of petals to keep everything thing secure. Wrap your thread tightly a few times around all the petals.Finally sew through all the layers a few times (from one side to the other) at various angles to secure everything.
Next make your leaves! Cut two leaf-shaped pieces per finished leaf. With right sides together, sew around the outside, leaving one side open. Clip curves, flip right side out, then sew some lines on top like so.
Arrange everything as you like it on the top of one of the 9-inch squares. Pin everything in place.Next, tack on each petal with a few hand-sewn stitches. Stitch the center of each petal to the [pillow top. Be careful to only sew through the bottom layer of each petal to keep your stitches hidden. Also do not stitch too close to edge of the pillow fabric because your will need some seam allowance.Pin back an petals the get close to or extend over the edge of the pillow fabric. You want to make sure you do not sew through anything!With right sides together, pin the two pillow squares together. Then sew around the outside, leaving about 4 inches open so you can turn the pillow right side out. Clip your corners like so, then turn your fabric.
Pin the center of your ribbon to the center of the pillow. Be sure to pin through both layers. Sew and backstitch over the ribbon. You should be sewing through both layers of pillow fabric.Stuff your pillow, then hand-sew the opening shut. All done!Now all that is left to do is tie a couple rings on a walk down the aisle!Isn’t Brit’s ring lovely? So classic, dainty, and beautiful!