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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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Sweet! I love this new variation! Nice to see something fresh and different out there.
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I’m featuring you tomorrow for Motivate me monday! I love this so much!
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I love a good throw pillow project! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!
-Sarai (of Three Simple Girls)
I love the combination of burlap and shiny ribbon. I will probably use this technique to make living room drapes! I featured it on this week’s Fab Friday Favorites . I hope you stop by, grab a button and stay and visit awhile.
Love the pillows. Great job.
Loved your tutorial, I’ve linked up to you on my blog…New to blogging! Thanks for the inspiration!
I just love the contrast of the rough with the shiny ribbon, gorg!!!!
Love this idea. I’ve seen so much burlap recently, but nothing like this! Nice work! Visiting from CSI.
These are beautiful!! I’m totally motivated to follow your tutorial! Thanks!!
These pillows are sooooooo cute! Great job!
Just absolutely beautiful! The ribbon glows against the burlap.
These are so WOW! I’m definitely going to be doing this. Thanks for sharing such an easy to understand tutorial as well.
Tracy All Thumbs Crafts
Lovin’ your use of burlap and ribbon. Very clever!!
Angie – these are adorable! You’re brilliant! Thanks for sharing in the Earthy Essentials party! I’m including a link in tomorrow’s highlights! 🙂
Have a wonderful weekend!
These are fantastic and seem so easy to make! From the etsy blog team, am stumbling you 🙂
Awesome pillows! I love the smooth shine of the ribbon next to the rough texture of the burlap.
Loooove your pillows! You gave them a soft, delicate touch with the white ribbon. Just beautiful! 🙂
These are SO gorgeous! the burlap looks so pretty with the ribbon accent 🙂
thank you i like it
These pillows look great – nice job!
Sarah from The House That Ag Built