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Hello Wednesday - with this ring

Don't you just LOVE wednesday's? Say hello to wednesday  "hello wednesday" It's all down hill from now on to the weekend - yippee!!!

With this ring, on this ring cushion, I will........

A simple gift made for a friend of a friend.  She wanted a small ring cushion for her bridesmaid to carry.  I offered to embroider one for her, but she wanted it very simple, so I came up with this.

A bed of white ribbon roses, tied with a simple bow to hold the ring in place.  The bride was delighted with the result.

I used a wide ribbon (you can find it HERE), this ribbon was perfect as it had crinkles, which would add an extra dimension to the finished cushion.  I removed the wire from both edges of the ribbon, so I was left with nothing but ribbon!  Each rose takes about 80cms of ribbon.

Fold the two ribbon edges together and sew a running stitch along the length of the ribbon. Gather up the ribbon on the thread, and roll the ribbon around the the gathers.  It is similar to our Ribbon Roses tutorial which you can see HERE.  Once the rose has formed, secure in place with a few stitches, the fold of the ribbon forms the top of the roses. I made 9 of these roses for my ring cushion.

I placed the roses on the table to form a tight square, I needed to measure them so I could make the cushion.  I cut two pieces of fabric the same size as the rose square, which meant that it would come out slightly smaller once it was finished.  Place the two pieces of fabric on top of each other and machine about 1cm away from the edge all the way round the square, leaving a small gap.  Trim the fabric corners, to reduce a bit of bulk.  Poke your fingers into the gap and turn the cushion the correct way round.  Push the corners out, so they are nice and square.

Fill the cushion with stuffing and hand sew up the gap.  Mark the centre of the cushion with a small pencil dot, so all your roses will fit perfectly!


The next bit was really easy (my sewing teacher would have had a fit!), I used a hot glue gun to stick the roses to the cushion.  Stick the centre one first and work your way around the cushion.  If you can see any of the fabric between the roses, just put a little bit of glue and stick the roses together.  Do not use too much glue as you do not want the cushion to feel hard.

Tie a ribbon around the cushion to hold the ring in place.

Fingers crossed all brides this weekend will have stunning weather, it is very wet here in Dorset today.


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