How to Make a Ring Bearer Pillow

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How to Make a Ring Bearer Pillow
A handmade ring bearer pillow adds a personal touch. (Cuore portafedi image by valevale from Fotolia.com)

The ring bearer pillow is a central focus of most traditional wedding ceremonies. Beautiful pillows of satin and lace, purchased from a bridal shop, are certainly lovely, but a personalised, handmade one can be just as gorgeous and will hold a deeper significance than one that was simply bought. Because the ring bearer pillow is so small and requires very little material for its construction, you can choose sumptuous, pricey fabrics and expensive decorative details for it if you desire.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Fabric
  • Decorative trim (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Batting
  • Needle and thread (optional)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Determine how big you'd like your ring bearer pillow to be. A good size is typically 8 inches by 8 inches.

  2. 2

    Choose the fabric for your pillow, along with any decorative trim you would like to add to it.

  3. 3

    Fold your fabric in half, right side in.

  4. 4

    Cut your fabric to size with scissors, leaving about 1.5 inches of extra material in all directions.

  5. 5

    Use a sewing machine to sew a simple stitch along the two parallel open sides of your fabric.

  6. 6

    Fold your fabric over along the bottom of your pillow to create a hem, and then pin it shut.

  7. 7

    Turn your fabric right side out.

  8. 8

    Pin any desired trim or decorations along the sides of your ring bearer pillow.

  9. 9

    Sew the trim and decorations to the hem, using the pins as a guide.

  10. 10

    Stuff your pillow with batting.

  11. 11

    Sew your pillow closed by hand or by machine.

Tips and warnings

  • Choose a fabric that will fit your wedding colour scheme. Opt for a more elegant fabric, like satin or silk, over cotton.
  • To make the ring sit easier on the pillow, consider tufting the centre of your pillow with a button. For this effect, thread a needle, then pierce a hole with it through the centre of your pillow from the underside. Once the needle has made it through to the top of your pillow, thread it through your decorative button shank, then pierce a second hole in the centre from the top to the underside. From the underside, pull your thread tightly to pull the button down into place and create a tuft. Close your stitch with a knot.

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