Halloweddings Resources
Projects: Spiderweb Ringbearer's Pillow


  • 1/4 yard novelty spiderweb fabric

  • Polyester fiberfill stuffing

  • 12" wide satin ribbon ("wide" can mean whatever you want it to mean)

  • 12" slightly narrower satin ribbon in a contrasting color or pattern

  • 18" narrow (1/8") satin ribbon (for tying the rings)

  • Two pearl beads for ribbon ends

  • Small black button for anchoring decorations

  • Spider brooch or pretty button

  • Thread

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Fig 1 Cut two squares of fabric 1" larger than you want the finished pillow to be (e.g., for a 7" pillow cut 8" squares).
Fig 2 With right sides together, stitch 1/2" seam all the way around, leaving a small opening for turning.
Fig 3 Turn right-side out, stuff (firmly, but not full to bursting), turn in raw edges of opening and slipstitch closed.
Fig 4 Fold both ends of the wider ribbon toward the middle, overlapping slightly. Stitch through the center a couple of times or use a dab of fabric glue to hold the ends in place.
Fig 5 Fold and tack the narrower ribbon in the same way, then place on top of the wider ribbon and stitch or glue together.
Fig 6 There are a lot of steps packed into this picture, sorry; I thought I'd taken additional photos.

Place the ribbons in the center of the pillow and stitch in place by running the needle all the way through to the back of the pillow, through a small button (which keeps the thread from tearing through the fabric), then back through to the front. Pull firmly, to dimple the center of the pillow a bit.

Stitch the center of the 1/8" ribbon to the stacked ribbons, then thread a pearl bead to each end and knot.

Fig 7 Attach the brooch or button as appropriate: A brooch can be pinned in place; a button can be sewn or glued on.
Finished Pillow Tie the rings in place and you're ready to go.

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