DIY: Gorgeous Ribbon Pillow & Ribbon Revelry Giveaway!

How lovely is this?

Pillow made of pink and green ribbon
Pretty adorable, isn’t it? Perfect for a little girl’s room… and MADE TO MATCH! You think putting it together is hard? It’s not!

Here is what you need:

  • 12″X12″ Front of pillow fabric -I used a piece of pink quilter’s cotton that I found in my scraps.
  • Two 8″X12″ pieces of fabric – Back of pillow fabric -Again from my scraps!
  • 10″X10″ pillow
  • Thread
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Enough ribbon to cover your pillow front

First, lay out your ribbon so you have a game plan to follow:
strings of ribbon laid side to side
Cut your ribbon a little longer than your fabric. Sew the ribbon onto the fabric starting at one side and working your way across making sure the sides of the ribbon meet.
strips of ribbon sewn on fabric square
I used a zigzag stitch so I could attach the right side of one piece of ribbon with the left side of the next. I thought the zigzag added a touch of “cuteness” too! Here is what the backside of the fabric square looked like when I was finished:
backside of fabric with strips of ribbon sewn on.
Now for the back of the pillow. Finish one side of each piece of the 8″X12″ pieces. If there is a pattern, make sure you are finishing the opposite sides. I used a zigzag stitch to match the front. Just fold the fabric over a half inch, press, fold over again, press and then sew.
two pieces of green flowered fabric with opposite sides finished with a zigzag seam
Lay the pillow front with ribbon side up. Place a side of the back of the pillow fabric so that the rough edges match up with the rough edges of the pillow front.

Do the same with the other piece of the back of the pillow fabric, but on the opposite side. The finished sides of both the front and the back of the pillow should be facing each other.
back of pillow fabric shown
Pin around the perimeter of the square. You should have formed a pocket.
tomato pin cushion sitting on top of fabric
Sew around the perimeter of the square. Turn inside out. Pop your pillow in and there you have it!
ribbon pillow sitting on top of quilt

Here is a list of some of the ribbons that are used in the above pillow:
Classic Harvest orange and white Taffy striped 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon
Powder Pink 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots
Halloween Orange 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon with white polka dots
Red and Hot Pink Jester/Diamonds on 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon
Shocking Pink Rosebuds on white 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon
Geranium Pink and White checked gingham 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
Gorgeous white Moonstitch on pink 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon Easter
Solid hot pink 3/8 inch grosgrain ribbon
Elegant white swirls 3/8″ bright pink grosgrain ribbon

And where did all of this fabulous ribbon come from? Ribbon Revelry!

This Etsy store has the most lovely collection of ribbon in varying widths and absolutely every occasion! In less than a year Ribbon Revelry has had OVER 5,000 sales! Who is the lady behind Ribbon Revelry? Would you believe it started with just one roll of classic red & white striped ribbon? Chelsea, the owner of Ribbon Revelry purchased it to make bows and clips for her two girls, Isabella (8) and Macey (5). But she didn’t need all 50 yards so during a night of insomnia, she took a chance and listed it on Etsy. It sold and then it sold again and again! Chelsea was working as a real estate agent, but since the market had slowed she turned ribbon into her job and she loves it! She is able to stay home with her girls and she meets people from all over the world! She says that she loves hearing what people will make with her wares and seeing the pictures of the creations. Chelsea also loves the hunt of finding new and different ribbons that she knows her customers will love as well!

One very lucky Sippy Cup Mom reader will win a $25 credit to Ribbon Revelry!

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Good luck! This giveaway will end on August 31st.

Disclosure: I received ribbon to complete this project. I received no compensation and was in no way paid or guided in any way to write my post. All opinions are my own.


  1. AliceH says

    I love the Ooh Lala French Toile Warm yellow 7/8 inch grosgrain ribbon with deep red. So beautiful – and unique! Thanks!

  2. AliceH says

    I would love to do a project where I make a hair clip storage unit in a frame – I saw one on and it looked easy and cute. Thanks!

  3. Heather says

    Cute project. I think I may need to learn how to make those adorable ribbon bows now that my daughter is in school.

  4. Smita says

    Visited Ribbon Revelry, it was very hard to choose but the ones I liked the most were “The Pink Owl” and “The School Crayons”.

  5. Henria O. says

    I like the Neopolitan stripe; Rainbow woven striped; Rainbow polka dots; the French Toile in brown, pink, or red; classic navy and white taffy stripe, Ruby Red Strawberries & Daisies on Pink…and a host of others!

  6. Henria O. says

    For my daughter, I’d like to create something unusual with a bedskirt and make coordinating embellishments on a canopy!

  7. Henria O. says

    (I’ve used two entries in this comment to replace my error in the preceding comment above…sorry!)

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