My good friend, Patty is getting married in just a couple of weeks in San Francisco. I really wanted to do something special for their wedding. A ring pillow was one of the first things I had in mind but didn’t really know where to start. Luckily for me, one of Patty’s bridesmaids saved the material left over from hemming her dress, which ended being the roses on the pillows.
To make the pillow itself is very simple. I took a piece of fabric about 18″ x 9″, fold in half and sew around the edges enough to leave a small opening, turned the fabric inside out, stuffed it with polyfil, and hand-sewed the opening closed. (You can find a pattern and more detailed instructions online.) But the elements are inspired from the piece of material from the bridesmaid’s dress. I didn’t know what to do with it at first but I just kept playing with it and twirling it and twisting it… and voila… roses! Initially, I was going to put them in the center but then I really wanted the rings to be in the middle. So that’s where the decision was made to put them off to one corner. The ribbons were a complimenting element to draw your eye across the whole pillow so the focus isn’t completely on the roses.