During our recent DIY wedding series， A Rustic Wedding with Fabric.com， we developed a little bit of a crush on burlap and were looking for a reason to use it again. We've actually combined two elements from this series in today's project： burlap， this time in the form of pre-cut ribbons and the weaving technique brought to us in the specialty Guest Tutorial by Elaine Schmidt for the ring bearer's pillow. We put the two together to create a unique reversible pillow that looks as stylish and trendy as anything you'd find on the shelves of Anthropologie？. The front is Mapped Out in Sienna by Waverly from Fabric.com. The back is woven and stitched burlap ribbon.？
The ribbon we found actually had a very light wired edge， which we didn't notice when we first picked it up. We were able to make it workpersonalized gifts for her， however， we would recommend you use a non-wired ribbon or cut your own ribbon strips from a larger piece of burlap. Burlap comes in many different colors these days. We chose a natural tan to match the vintage look of our focus fabric， but check out some of the other colors available at Fabric.com， like Fuchsia， Terracotta and Ecliptic Blue.personalized nursery pillows
Our thanks to Fabric.com for sponsoring today's pillow project. The Waverly fabric for the front， which features a wonderful hand-drawn map of Paris， is a heavy weight， and we suggest staying with this heft to balance out the burlap weave. Mapped Out in Sienna (item #UN778) is 90% cotton， 5% Rayon and 5% flax and is 54" wide； it has a beautiful feel (or "hand" as the experts say).
Not only is this a great project you can use to upscale your décor， it's also a good example of how techniques or fabrics you find in one project can be repurposed and used in another. It's one of the wonderful things about experimenting and trying new things. You open yourself up to a world of possibilities， your brain gets to mixing and matching and designing， and before you know it， you have something totally unique. It's one of the reasons we put today's pillow project within a Re-imagine &； Renovate week； even though this is a new project， it has that flavor of re-working an existing idea into something brand new.
Any Sewing Machine (we recommend the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP)
Project Design： Alicia ThommasSample Creation and Instructional Outline： Debbie Guild
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