Sunday, October 16, 2011

One Christmas Gift - DONE!

Many, many years ago I made woven ribbon pillows for friends as Christmas gifts. This year our Bunco group will be exchanging gifts and I decided to resurrect this idea.

I begin with a 12" square of scrap fabric.

I cut the ribbons into 12" lengths, weave them and pin them into place on the scrap fabric:

I chose an assortment of ribbons, not necessarily Christmas, but a bit glitzy for the holiday season:

The ribbons are pinned onto a scrap of fabric so that I can stitch around the outside edge, holding them in place:

I chose a back that had similar colors as the ribbons:

I stitched the front to the back, leaving an opening in the center of the bottom, stuff it and then I hand stitched a ribbon fringe around the edges:

A special gift for one of my Bunco friends! One present completed, many more to go!

Sharing this with Met Monday and Tutorial Tuesday

Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking


  1. Pattie your pillow is gorgeous!! Your friends will love it!

  2. pretty! I really like all the glitzy ribbon

  3. So pretty! I got one Xmas gift completed today too. One down, many, many more to go! =)


  4. I love it, very pretty! And good for you to be checking off the Christmas gift list:@)

  5. It is very pretty. You have been a busy little elf.

  6. How pretty. I made a few ribbon weave pillows years ago after seeing Martha make them. Also did a piece for a tray (under glass) in the guest room. Still have that one.

    Dropping by from Met Monday.

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  7. Hello!

    Thanks so much for your recent visit!!

    What a beautiful pillow!! I am sure anyone would be thrilled to receive this as a gift!!


  8. I like that it has a Christmasy feel without being limited to just Christmas. Go you!

  9. I remember ribbon pillows! Yours is lovely! So is your blog. I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed each one! So fun stopping by :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

  10. That is so pretty, Patti! I love the ribbons you chose and the ribbon trim you sewed around it is great!

  11. Gorgeous!It turned out great and lovely colours. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. Oh Patti, I do love this pillow! How adorable and how very special that you took the time to make this for someone else! I love gifts that I know came from another person's hard work and love. Thanks for sharing.

  13. It's beautiful! And knowing you, you probably had all that ribbon in your stash. Great job.

  14. Hi Patti, I've been hopping so much tonight I'm not sure how I found you but I'm glad I did! I thought the Santa Clothespins were cute and I think this pillow present is beautiful! I would love for you to share them at my party too! I'm a follower now!