November 27, 2013

How To | No Sew Greek Key Pillow

Welcome to the final item in the One Item Challenge!
This week... Ribbon!
Now I am not a typical girl that gets all excited about ribbons and bows... just never have.  SO finding a project that I was excited about that involved ribbon was a little difficult.  But I was browsing pinterest a while ago and pinned this pillow... 
I fell in love with this pillow!  But the link was no longer available.  Then I thought... I can do that!
I picked up a white pillow cover from Ikea.  I am loving the new heavy weave they have now for the Ritva covers!  And also a couple spools of black and white striped ribbon from the craft store {shocker... I am still on my black and white stripe kick!!}  I also grabbed some Stitch Witchery and fabric glue.
I experimented with the ribbon for a while.  I wanted to use the ribbon in a continuous run; I thought cutting and folding would be too hard to match up the stripes.  I started by folding the corner down to make a 45 degree angle.
I thought I could eye ball this project so I just started glueing and ironing.  BIG MISTAKE!  BUT these are the only pictures to show you how I used the ribbon in a continuous run so here it goes.  As you run the ribbon the length you decided take the ribbon and fold it back onto itself.  Then flip the ribbon back over to create the mitered corner.  This shows me glueing right away... DONT!  I had to scrape a whole pillow cover because I did not plan well!  Good thing I bought two covers!
This is how you should do it right!  I laid out all of ribbon and pinned it into place to make sure all of the keys were even all the way around.  This took some trail and air, but I finally found the magic length!  I pinned all of the ribbon together and lightly ironed it in place.  Then I began attaching.  I cut small strips of the stitch witchery to size and placed it under the ribbon.  I placed the hot iron directly on the ribbon and added a little bit of steam.  It does say to place a towel between the item and the iron, but I NEVER follow the directions!
I also cut some strips to fit under the miter corner, then I used the fabric glue to secure the very corners of the ribbon.

I am super in love with how this turned out!  I want to make one more to have a pair!  Next I may try to make the pillow totally and sew the ribbon on, but for a non sewer or a quick embellishment on a pillow you already have this totally works!

Be sure to check out all of the lovely ladies and see how they used ribbon in this challenge!

Are you all ready for Thanksgiving?


Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

This turned out so beautifully! I l have a white pillow with some brown trim (a bit dated) and I think I'm going to replace it with something like this. The black and white looks so crisp!

Thanks for playing along the past few weeks! Enjoy your Thanksgiving! xo, Shauna

House Envy said...

This is a great DIY and tutorial. I really liked how it turned out!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

NO way, this is awesome! I have so many simple pillows That I could do this too!

Katrina ChicLittleHouse said...

The pillow looks lovely & so custom!!

navy and orange said...

great idea and well done!

xoxo navy & orange

Tara @ Suburble said...

I love it! What a great tutorial!

stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs said...

Awesome job and what patience!! looks soo good.