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DIY Fortnightly Friday!

Hello and welcome back to DIY Friday with Chloe from www.adorebychloe.co.uk (launching soon!)

Ever since I got my sewing machine (Elsie) I’ve been desparate to make a little ring pillow… They look so cute, seem an easy starter project and it will finally give me an excuse to make something with the vintage fabric I bought months ago!

So here goes, I’m a total sewing machine beginner so I asked my friend Charlotte from Shade Apparel (http://www.shade-apparel.co.uk) for some advice – she’s been altering beautiful wedding dresses for years so knows what she’s talking about!

Step 1 – fold over your fabric and cut out a 19cm square so you’re left with two identical squares of fabric

Step 2 – Fully sew along three edges about 1cm in from the edge. If you don’t have a sewing machine you could hand stitch all of this by the way! On the final edge sew in from the corners but leave a gap around 5cm long in the centre (to turn it inside out through)

Step 3 & 4 – Charlotte’s top tip to me was to cut off the corners just above the stitching –Removing this excess fabric allows the corners to pop out fully once turned out!

Step 5 – Turn the cover inside out through the little gap to conceal all the stitching

Step 6 & 7 – Stuff your pillow with wading (I bought mine from Hobbycraft)

Step 8 – Hand stitch the gap together to complete your pillow (I’m glowing with pride at this stage!)

Step 9 – Sew some satin ribbon in the centre of the pillow, turn over and hold the ribbon ends together like so…

Step 10, 11 & 12 – Stitch the ribbon to the top of the pillow on both sides and tie a pretty bow (this is wear your ring is tied on the big day!)

I’m really pleased with my first attempt actually, I might even make another, fill it with dried lavendar and pop it in a drawer!!

What do you think? If I can do it so can you 😉

Have a lovely weekend,

Chloe x

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