Ribboned Cushions can be made in many different ways. Some simple and some elaborate but both equally striking and attractive. Make the complete cushion from attractive ribbons , add a section of weaving, make it 3D Tumbling blocks weave or just decorate a cover.
Ribbons can be bought in many patterns, colours, widths and textures. These are really good to use decorate a cushion cover in an appliqué way. The edges are already finished and can be attached by either machine or by hand.
They can be added before the cushion cover has been made. One advantage of this is that the ends can be hidden in the seam. This would probably be the best way if the ribbon were to be machine sewn. If sewing these on when the cover is made then care would need to be taken to make sure the front and back pieces were not accidentally sewn together.
To Appliqué ribbon on a cushion cover
If the fabric
you have chosen for your cover has a slightly open weave to it, ribbons
can be inter woven between the threads with a blunt needle.
Making a rosette from ribbon
Little rosettes can be made from ribbon and placed on a cushion cover. A simple way to do this is to get a length of ribbon and sew a running stitch along a straight edge securing the thread with a know. Pull the thread up until the ribbon makes a rosette and secure it in place.
Making a cover from weaving ribbons
In weaving ribboned cushions you could make a complete cover or just a little section in the middle like the picture above.
These are just a few of the ideas in making ribboned cushions. Why not have a go and post your designs on my cushion gallery so we can see how different the weaves can be.
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