ribbon trimmed pillow | tutorial

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I didn’t intend to, but I am dubbing this week Pillow Week!  Today I’m sharing the tutorial for how I made my ribbon trimmed outdoor pillows for the back patio, and later this week I’ve got another fun pillow project to share.
Ok, so here are the pillows I created for out on the back patio.

Do we likey??  They were super simple to create and were even no sew.  BOOM!
How to make your own:

STEP ONE: Lay your pillow out flat and cur your ribbon pieces to length.  I cut mine to the edge of the pillow before the flange started.  Then slightly melt the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to keep the ribbon from fraying.
STEP TWO:  Cut your iron-on tape the same length as your ribbon and iron on to the back of your ribbon according to the tape’s directions.  Use a ruler as a guide to place your ribbon and then iron it into place according to the tape’s directions.
STEP THREE: Continue the same steps for each length of tape.  
All done!
Are you about sick and tired of patio posts yet?  I am! 
To see progress on the back patio check out these past posts:


  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    oh i love that! the pattern you created is awesome!

  2. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    I've made that pillow and it is still one of my favorites. Love the black and white combo you used!

  3. Mindy Avatar

    Yay pillow week! Super cute.

  4. Amy Avatar

    You are so amazing.

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