mega ric rac dahlia pillows

ric rac dahlia pillows

have you seen that ‘mega’ ric rac? it’s gigantic! know what you can make with it? gigantic ric rac dahlias! i made a pair of gigantic ric rac dahlia pillows – here’s how…

you will need:

  • mega ric rac – large pillow is 13″ circle and uses approx. 8.5 yards, small pillow is 11″ circle and uses approx. 5.5 yards  (i bought my mega ric rac here)
  • wool felt to match ric rac – 1/2 yard per pillow
  • thread to match
  • pom pom
  • stuffing

trace a circle on the felt using a plate or tray in a size you’d like your pillow to be and cut out 2 pieces

sew on ric rac onto one piece of felt the same way as these brooches, gathering the bottom V’s of the ric rac and stitching down as you go.

since the ric rac is so big it is easy to sew it on with a sewing machine, and faster!

line it up with the edge of the felt, letting the ric rac overhang the edge by about an inch.

rick rack flower pillow

sew the following rows about 1″ below the previous row.

rick rack flower pillow

ric rac flower pillow

sew a pom pom in the center

ric rac flower pillow

pin the pillow top and bottom together and sew around edges using 1/4″ seam allowance.

i’m sewing on the right side of the pillow so the raw edges will be on the outside of the pillow. i like the way this looks when sewing with felt.

leave a 5″ section open for stuffing. stuff, then sew opening closed.

ric rac flower pillow

rick rack dahlia pillows

rick rack dahlia pillows

5 Responses to “mega ric rac dahlia pillows”

  1. Eartha Kitsch Says:

    What a great idea! So pretty! They remind me of those ribbon pillows that people used to make back in the day. I don’t sew so sad on my part but love them!

  2. hannah Says:

    thanks eartha! i forgot about those gathered ribbon pillows, those are so cute!

  3. Lisa Says:

    those are adorable and the perfect ting to do with the giant ric rac i have left over from the soon to be here grand baby’s quilt.

  4. hannah Says:

    thanks lisa! congratulations on your grandbaby! this mega ric rac really makes me giddy, it’s so huge. i would love to see a picture of your quilt!

  5. Susan Says:

    For Eartha – perhaps you could try this using a fabric glue or hot glue gun. Don’t know how it would work, but might be worth a try. Or, buy a used sewing machine, find a friend to work with you and start practicing. Might open up a whole new world!!!

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