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Burlap and ribbon seem to be a good pair — don’t ya think? I made some mini pillows to go in my little vintage wagon. These burlap and ribbon pillows can be made in any size and are a fun project. I love how the satin ribbon accents the rustic burlap.
I think they have a “pottery barnish” feel. So, wanna make some? You will need burlap, ribbon, and some other fabric (white cotton works).
For the first rectangular version, I cut the burlap and fabric into 7×9 inch squares. It will make about a 6×8 inch pillow. Of course you can make any size you wish…. Be sure to cut off the tighter weave of the selvege edge of the burlap — just trust me on this one.
Here is the secret — you can remove those strings in the burlap. Yep just lift one up with one of those rippers used for sewing — pull on it and it will come out! I removed 4 together because that was about the width of my ribbon. I skipped double that amount (8 in this case) in between.
Make as many of these “lines” as you desire.
Then I just threaded the ribbon in and out on these lines. I went 5 strands when threading in and out — again up to you — no rules here!
See that safety pin attached to the ribbon? It makes this much easier! And see above how I did one line the opposite of the previous. So pretty! Then just stack up your burlap in between your white cotton rectangles.
Yep — now the sewing part. Just sew all around leaving 2-3 inches as a gap.
Turn right side out through that hole. And start stuffing….
Sew that slit closed and you are done!
And for the other variation — same techniques just slightly different. Cut your burlap and cotton into 7×7 inch squares. Making a 6×6 inch pillow.
Remove the strand of burlap again but this time in two lines running vertical and two running horizontal. I folded mine in half and then went about 12 strands of burlap to find the place to start.
Thread in your ribbon again (remember to use your safety pin).
Stack the burlap between the cotton again and sew it up — leave that 2-3 inch gap. Turn right side out and stuff as desired.
Sew up that slit. Stand back and admire how cute they look….
Like that burlap and ribbon look but don’t sew? Stop by tomorrow when I make something with burlap and ribbon that requires NO sewing. So think these are deserving of a “pottery barnish” label? I am in love with these burlap and ribbon pillows!
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Those look so dainty and feminine! Very pretty!
How clever is that? I love them. I must get myself some burlap. Thanks! Sherry
Oh, my gosh! Those are amazing. I am definitely book marking these and making some. They would make great gifts too.
Adorable and definitely very PBish!
These are so pretty! I agree…very PBish! Great tutorial…thanks 🙂
Those look great! I love the contrast of the ribbon and burlap, great job!
You are one smart cookie!!! This is such a good idea…and I have been trying to keep those darn strings from coming out all of this time!
I always love a new idea for burlap! I’ll be trying this for sure!
Oh my heck!!!! How do you do it? Every post of your is dynamite! I will feature this one at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com on Tuesday. Will you please come guest blog at my site? email me at firstname.lastname@example.org You need to increase your followers so they can see your creativity!!!
These turned out great!
These pillows are gorgeous!!! I would love to try to make some too. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!
I LOVE these!! The little bit of satin ribbon softens it up so nicely and adds a bit of class. Thanks for sharing. I’ve posted a link.
What a creative idea! Those look super fab, and totally PB 🙂
Very original, and I love it! They look like 50$ pillows. Thanks for sharing!
these are simply stunning…thanks so much for sharing…love them.
I love this idea! How clever.
I love this…burlap is my favorite material…Great idea! Thank you so much for sharing! I wanted to invite you over to my blog…Screaming Meme’s…It is a decorating blog… http://www.thescreamingmeme.blogspot.com and I have a comical blog about a “normal” family going GLUTEN FREE…lol http://www.thisfamliysgonecrackers.blogspot.com I hope you will stop in…Thanks, Screaming Meme
You should try selling those! I love them! 🙂
THOSE are gorgeous. And you could totally see those on Etsy. SO CUTE. Now I need some burlap!!!