How to Sew a Ring Bearer Pillow With Attached Ring Box

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    Wedding Pillow with Attached Ring Box
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    This ring pillow eliminates the need to fuss with tying and untying ribbons during the ceremony. Gather these materials to make your own pillow.

    • Desired fabric (two 11" squares for the pillow and additional strips if you are making roses to match)
    • Sheer overlay fabric (equal to the amount of fabric)
    • 1 1/2 yards or more of gathered lace for the pillow edge (The amount will vary depending on how you want to decorate the pillow.)
    • Thread
    • Fiber filling (Choose a brand name to prevent lumping that often happens with "bargain" brands)
    • Ribbon for decorating
    • Fabric roses
    • Flocked ring box (you may also cover a small square jewelry box with matching fabric)
    • Hot glue
    • 7" of 1/2" to 1" wide ribbon
    • Optional: disappearing pen (Note: always test on a scrap of fabric)
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    Cutting and Lace

    Lace sewn with a sewing machine
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    • Cut an 11" by 11" square of fabric. Note: If you are using a sheer overlay as pictured here, layer the fabrics and work them as one fabric. Baste the layers together if it makes it easier for you to work with.
    • Stitch lace to the edge of one of the fabric squares, stitching 1/2" from the edge. (Place the lace to the inside of the square so that the edge will be in the seam allowance)
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    Side Seams

    Diagram showing side seams and openings
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    • Place 11" square pieces right sides together, aligning the edges.
    • Stitch 1/2" from the edge leaving a 3" opening on two sides of the square. Staggering the openings, towards opposing corners, makes it easier to stuff the pillow evenly.
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    Ring Box Details

    Diagram showing the ring box placement
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    • Turn right side out. Push out corners and press
    • Mark the center with tread tacks or disappearing pen.
    • Measure the base of your jewelry box.
    • Measuring from the center marking, mark for the size of the jewelry box.
    • Stitch the center square on the fabric square, stitching through all layers. Stitch an X in the middle of the square by stitching from corner to corner. Attach lace to outer edge of the center square.
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    Decorate the Pillow

    Finished Pillow
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    • Stuff the pillow from both sides. Hand stitch the openings closed.
    • Glue the box in the center.
    • On the back of the pillow, center the 7" piece of ribbon and hand stitch the ends in place so the ring bearer has something to hold on to.
    • Decorate as desired. For the pillow shown here, loops of ribbon with roses were used at each corner and on the top of the ring box.