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Ribbon Pillow Tutorial

Hi everyone! I’m Kara from Happy Go Lucky and so excited to be back with another fun tutorial. Today I’m sharing a ribbon throw pillow I made.

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I’m in the middle of redecorating my bedroom and wanted a few new throw pillows for my bed. I thought it would be fun to make a pillow with rows of ribbon. I first thought of this idea because I love that it can be customized to any color combination you are decorating with. I was looking everywhere for fabric with teal, yellow, and orange but I couldn’t find any that I loved so I decided to make my own.

Supplies Needed:

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Step 1: Cut two pieces of fabric. I cut mine 18 inches by 18 inches.

Ribbon Pillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Step 2: Cut your ribbon into strips the same size as your fabric. (I cut mine 18 inches long)

Step 3: Cut a piece of interfacing the size of the fabric and iron on to one piece of fabric.

Step 4: Remove paper from back of interfacing.

Step 5: Line your ribbon up on the fabric and interfacing. Pin in place.

Step 6: Iron your ribbon carefully onto the interfacing and fabric.

Step 7: After all the ribbon is fused to the fabric, flip over that piece of fabric and line up with other piece of fabric (right sides together). Sew fabric squares together. (Leave an open spot for flipping pillow covering right side out.)

Step 8: Turn your fabric right side out and iron. Stuff with pillow form or batting and sew up opening for flipping.

Ribbon Pillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I know it might sound like a lot of steps but I promise it’s easy and definitely worth it. You will be so happy with your new pillow. I smile every time I walk by it.

Thank you Ribbon Retreat for having me as your guest today. I hope I’ve inspired you to create your own ribbon pillow. Ribbon Retreat has such a great variety of ribbon. I think it took me longer to pick out my ribbon than it did to actually make the pillow.

What color ribbon would you use?


I love this pillow and how it adds the perfect amount of color to your room. This pillow is easy to make but looks like you bought it at your favorite home decor store! Grab your favorite ribbon and add some accent pillows to your bed, couch or favorite over stuffed chair. I think this pillow would look so great with Printed, Dotted, or Striped ribbon too.

For more innovative and fun projects by Kara, stop by her cute blog Happy Go Lucky.

What room in your house could really use an adorable ribbon pillow like this? Or…check out these other fun pillow tutorials as well. They are just as easy to make!

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Envelope Pillow Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat BlogEnvelope Pillow


Happy Creating & Happy Pillows!
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6 Comments

  1. elisa fisher
    Posted February 18, 2014 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    What a cute idea! Kara- did you use interfacing or fusible web? Interfacing only sticks on one side and fusible web has the paper backing so just want to make sure. I can’t wait to try this out!

    • Posted February 18, 2014 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

      Hi Elisa! Thank you so much for your comment! This pillow is gorgeous! I love it! Kara actually used paper back fusible web to stick her layers together. Thank you again Elisa, for your comment and for stopping by! Have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

  2. Christina Bennett
    Posted February 19, 2014 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    I have never used fusible web is that the Wonder Under ? Don’t you have to sew each strip? If not can you wash the pillows with out the strips coming off? I am new to this as you can tell. Chrissy

    • Posted February 22, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

      Hi Chrissy! Thank you so much for your question and for your comment! Kara says…”You don’t need to sew each strip because the heat from the iron will fuse it all together. I’m not sure if you can wash things that use fusible web. I wouldn’t wash the pillow once it is all sewn together.” Thank you again Chrissy! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! Michelle 🙂

  3. Posted February 23, 2014 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    These are so cute! Found you on the TT&J link party! Love your blog!

    • Posted February 24, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

      Hi Ronda! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I am so glad you stopped by and love our blog! We have so much fun here! Please come again and again! Thank you again Ronda and have a wonderful day! Michelle 🙂

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