Ribbon Cushions!!!

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Easy to make, super pretty cushion covers!!

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Step 1: Things required!!

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1. Basting Canvas

2. Satin Ribbons 1/2" wide (Various colours)

3. Cotton fabric (for back)

4. Iron

5. Scissors

6. All pins

7. Sewing Machine/ Needle and thread

Step 2: Cutting and Pinning

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Cut the basting canvas to the size of cushion you have, generally 16"x16".

Keep the sticky side up and we will work on this side.

Start pinning and cutting the ribbons starting from diagonal end as shown in picture (measure them along the canvas, keep the size of ribbon little longer than canvas).

In this design, we will take one roll of ribbon and start from one diagonal end and other colour from opposite end upto the center. (refer images)

Step 3: Weaving

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Now we will weave on the ribbon base we prepared. Take either of the colours and start from middle till one end and do same with other colour on other diagonal portion. Refer images.

Step 4: Sticking!!

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Now Iron the prepared design on back side. So that the ribbons get stuck to canvas.

Remove all pins.

Step 5: Making back!!

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Take the cotton fabric, cut two pieces size of 3/4th of the cushion and overlap them one upon another. Keep it above the ribbon design. Pin them as shown in image.

Step 6: Stitching!!

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Stitch them together, keep 1/2" margin, stitch from canvas side.

Stitch from all sides.

If you don't have sewing machine, you can use needle and thread and back stitch.

Step 7: Trimming!!

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Trim extra length of the ribbons and then over-lock the sides using zig-zag stitch, as in image.

Step 9: Designs!!

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Make as many designs you like, experiment with different colors and patterns!!!

Hope you enjoyed my instructable!!

Please comment your views!! and vote for me!! :D :D :D

shazni1 month ago

Really lovely! I like the checked shape more more . Voted :-) hope you win.

rajinder kaur (author)  shazni1 month ago

Thank you so much :) :)

Lorddrake1 month ago

am i correct in estimating approx 45 feet of 1/2 inch ribbon to cover 1 side of a 16x16 pillow?

rajinder kaur (author)  Lorddrake1 month ago

thanks for liking my work. Yes, you have estimated it very correctly. 1/2" ribbon means approx. 30 strips of ribbon.enjoy creating magic with ribbons!

doodlecraft1 month ago

Totally stunning! Great work, I am totally inspired to try this...maybe on a smaller scale to start though. Thanks!

rajinder kaur (author)  doodlecraft1 month ago

thanks for liking my work. you can start with a small pouch.

Abigail021 month ago
This is absolutely the most awsome idea ever!! Love it!! :D
rajinder kaur (author)  Abigail021 month ago


This is just beautiful! I love how you did the weaving with the colors :)

rajinder kaur (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 month ago

thanks .

sunshiine1 month ago

These are so pretty, thanks so much for sharing your hard work and do have a splendorous day!


watchmeflyy1 month ago

So cute and lovely!

I love these, they're such a creative use of ribbons. :D

rajinder kaur (author)  jessyratfink1 month ago

thank you all for liking my project. It is very easy to make, and once you try it, you'll get more ideas . its not only cushion covers, but you can make jewellery pouches, handbags etc. The options are endless.

These are amazing! I have a ton of ribbons that I have no idea what I'm going to do with them. I'm totally going to make one of these!