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Use fun fabric strips, ribbon, and lace to make a custome pillow.
Mix and match lace, ribbon, ric rac, and fabric strips for a custom one-of-a-kind pillow. Great for any room in the house.

Posted by Becky from South Jordan, Utah, United States • Published See Becky's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a cushion. Scrappy Strips Pillow Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials needed:

    * scrap strips– any width

    * ribbons, ric rac, lace or any other embellishment you would like to use.

    * back ground fabric {cut to the size of the pillow- adding 1/5" to the measurement for seam allowances}

  • How to make a cushion. Scrappy Strips Pillow Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your background fabric in half. Make a mark at the center point. Mark the opposite side also.
    Then measure 8 ” from this mark out, and mark again. Repeat for the other side. Making these marks shows you how wide you need to go with the strips. No sence in sewing extra ones on if they will show up on the back!

    Start placing the fabric strips and sew them down. I use this fabric glue stick to keep them in place. Quick, easy and works great!

  • How to make a cushion. Scrappy Strips Pillow Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Continue adding strips, ric-rac, lace and anything else you like! Depending onwhere you stitch–close to the edges, or just in the center and pull threads to make is shaggy.

    Keep adding and adding until you have filled in between those 2 marks.

  • How to make a cushion. Scrappy Strips Pillow Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    When you are all finished adding and sewing you can finish the pillow cover.

    Take one end and fold it back 4 inches {wrong sides together}. Then pull this in until the outside edge is at the mark. The right sides will be together. Take the other side and fold on top of this making the fold at the mark again. {trim the end if needed–you don’t want it to go the full lenth of the pillow or you will have a devil of a time getting that pillow in!}

  • How to make a cushion. Scrappy Strips Pillow Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew across the top and the bottom. The sides are just fine, no need to sew them.

    Trim those corners just a bit and turn right sides out. Fix those corners and stuff the pillow inside. If it isn’t a tight enough fit turn it back to the wrong sides again and make the adjustments.

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