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I get to know Brenda via Craft Passion Facebook Fan Page, the moment I saw her posted up her photo of the Linking Hearts ring bearer pillow, I fell in love immediately. I wrote to her to ask if she would like to share the tutorial in Craft Passion; to my wishful thinking, she agreed!!! This is how I get to know Brenda….. not knowing that she is also a friend of my secondary school classmate, what a small world!
Let’s get the tutorial on how to hand sew this divine ring bearer pillow. Be it for your own wedding or your friends or your relative’s wedding, it sure vows the marriage with happiness.
Ring Bearer Pillow
On the very special day of every girl’s life, the wedding day, a lot of time and effort is spent to ensure that their dream wedding can unfold right in front of their eyes. Almost every girl would have their wedding day painted with lots of flowers and a romantic setting, to mark the end of their single-hood and a celebration to a life of couple-hood.
The ring pillow holds the wedding ring that symbolizes the unity and love of the couple. Making your own ring pillow can be simple and unique as the embellishment that you choose can be something dear to you, something old, something blue, or something new. 🙂
The design of this ring pillow holds special meaning with the 2 hearts intertwined with a chained stitch which brings the meaning of hearts chained together with love.
In this hands-on, I used very simple ingredients. The design that I made is called ‘The linking hearts’ for the couple whose hearts are intertwined.
You will need:
• 2 pieces of 15×15 cm felt cloth
• 2 embellishment of your heart desire
• Satin ribbons
• Needle and thread
First, design your ring pillow. Place the items that you choose into positions that you like until you get the perfect vision. Then you draw out the ‘chain’ that is to link from 1 heart to the other.
Next, the stitch that I used is Chain Stitch, which is also to symbolize the chain for the 2 hearts.
I then place the 2 heart embellishment on top of each end of the chain and stitch them onto the felt cloth.
Once the hearts are on, I chose 2 types of ribbons, a printed one, and a satin ribbon to hold the rings. Right on top of the ribbon, I stitched a flower button each to make them prettier. I love buttons in my crafts, so I tried to use them as often as I can.
Once all the items are stitched firmly, join the 2 pieces of felt cloth and use Blanket Stitch to close up the sides. Do not close up the entire 4 sides as you will need to leave a hole for you to stuff Polyfill in. Fill the pillow with Polyfill or cotton, if you like. Finally, close up the ring pillow and Voila!! You will have your very own ring pillow. 🙂