How to Make a Ring Cushion

Updated February 21, 2017

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life. It is natural that you want all the details to be perfect. The exchange of rings is a dramatic part of the wedding ceremony. While there are many commercially made ring cushions out there, making your own adds a special touch to this unforgettable moment. These handmade items become precious keepsakes. They bring back memories for you to cherish and share with future generations.

Fold a piece of paper to make a pattern for your ring cushion. A square or rectangular pattern that is approximately 8 inches would be appropriate, as ring cushions tend to be small. You can keep this pattern to make future pillows.

Pin the pattern to the fabric. Use scissors to cut out two pieces of fabric.

Thread a needle. Tie a knot in the thread. Sew two buttons onto one of the fabric squares. Place the buttons so that they are evenly spaced. Make sure that the buttons are sewn securely to the fabric. Tie knots in the thread.

Put the two squares of fabric together with the right sides of the fabric turned toward each other. Pin the squares together.

Sew the two squares together using a straight stitch along the edge. Continue sewing until you have attached three sides. Sew about half of the fourth side. Remove the pins.

Turn the cushion right-side out. Stuff it with fiberfill or another stuffing. You can even use lavender or another potpourri blend to make a fragrant ring pillow.

Turn the open edges of the fabric inside the cushion. Pin the opening closed. Sew the opening shut using small, neat stitches. Tie a secure knot. Cut the thread very close to the knot.

Cut two pieces of ribbon to lengths of approximately 10 inches. Wrap each ribbon underneath a button. Adjust the tails of each ribbon to make them all the same length. Tie the ribbons in knots under the buttons.


You can use a sewing machine to sew the ring cushion. Make a ring cushion in any size you want.

Things You'll Need

  • Sheet of paper
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Button
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Straight pins
  • Fiberfill
  • Ribbon
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Fiona Fearey has an undergraduate degree from Temple University and a master's degree from New York University. She has been a freelance writer and editor for over five years. She has written for Pluck on Demand and various other websites. Other professional experience includes education, the arts and decorative painting.