Romantic Pillows

Romantic Farmhouse Pillows are what I have been working on as of late. When I have my sewing machine set up I sew as much as I can.  I have had so much fun designing original pillows for my Romantic Farmhouse design. Out of vintage fabric. I have found a lovely, shabby, scrunchy, rumpled, ribbon that I just can’t put down.

I came across the ribbon on Etsy as I was searching for ribbon to use to create some projects. I fell in love at once with the lovely pastel colors,  it’s satin finish with color gold edges and its great price at 12 yards for $8.00 medium width.  Now that’s a bargain in my book.

Mary Salaber from Glorie Vintage is the vendor that sales this lovely ribbon. She also has many other items that you will enjoy. Mary mailed them out right away! Great service to!

Joey pink pillow.jpg

Here is just one of the projects that I made with the lovely crinkle ribbon. This ribbon is “Pale Pink” in wide. $14.00 for 12 yards.  The ribbon comes in wide, medium, narrow  and starts at only $6.00 for 12 yards. All I did was make a trifold pillow cover, and inserted a 14 X 14 pillow insert,  then I cut a large piece of pink flannel (I already had this, but felt would work as well), in a large circle to fit the pillow cover, starting at the edge I sewed the ribbon around making it ruffle as I went until it hits the center. I made a new Joey flower this way, I will share it on the next post.

Ribbon "PALE PINK" Gilt Edged 12yds WIDE


Round Pillow

I love round pillows, I have never made one because they always seemed to take special materials that I did not have. But I found an easy way to make one with a square pillow insert. How do you take a square and make it round you say, here you go. Around the edges of the circle of your choice of fabric run a gathering stitch ( I used my sewing machine for this part but you can stitch by hand)  just like you would for a yoyo. Then I put the square insert in the huge yoyo like cover. Tucking the corners in as you go. Pull the gathering stitch until it closes and stitch closed. If the pillow needs a little shaping to make the circle round this is the time to do it.  How easy is that!  I then prepared a lovely doily with a sweet collage to fit right over the opening of the pillow. You can glue it on or stitch it in place. I glued mine.

Pillow bedroom

I love the way they look with my Shabby Chic floral bedding set from  This cover is retired now.  I just have to tell you that Rachel Ashwells bedding is super warn and very washable. I have had it for five years and it looks amazing. I also made the three square pillows, the middle pillow and the round pillow were made out of Vintage fabric.

Oh So Shabby!

lady pillow.jpg

I love to layer my quilts and Romantic Pillows in my bedroom it gives a beautiful effect. A little bit of color and ruffle.

bedroom pillow Collage

Next time I will share some new Joey flower ideas that I made with this beautiful ribbon, I  made some for gifts as well as for decorating my little nest.

See you then!

xx Jo

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41 thoughts on “Romantic Pillows

    • Oh, Sharon wouldn’t that be fun to live closer and work on our projects together. I have been sewing since I was 12 and have never put it down. I hope that the old crafting such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery and sewing projects are not lost to our grandchildren, I would love to pass these down, but it seems that their interest is more into computer skills and newer modern entertainment. Oh well I sure do enjoy it, and what I make anyone can make they are very simple skills. I would be glad to help you any way I can with your sewing. So get that little friend a humming. lol xx Jo


  1. Sweet friend, your pillows are making me want to swoon…they are stunning! You do such beautiful work, dear Jo 🙂

    Have a lovely day. Hugs!


  2. So pretty! I love the ruffled one (only I’d like mine in blue please…lol) and how clever to use a square pillow to create a round one. One of the few times that a square peg fits in a round hole!


  3. Jo, your pillows are always gorgeous! I love everyone you make and your bed looks so warm and inviting. I want to plop down on it right now! 🙂


  4. Beautiful pillows, Jo! Don’t you just love to find great deals on Etsy? I do spend too much time and $ there, but Love everything I purchase. Enjoy your pillow creating! Blessings, Cindy xo


  5. Well, I’m drooling and tempted to toss my writing deadlines and just pull out my queue of projects like this I have piling up in my studio/office. Right now it’s all about the “office” work I have to do. My me-time studio DIY with laces and embellishments will have to wait a bit more. Actually, fall is a good time for me to break out the sewing. I’m a writing and in conference season now so it’s me and my computer living vicariously through YOU and all your lovelies!


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