Monday

DIY Greek Key Trim Pillow

I've always loved the look of greek key trimmed pillows.  Caitlin Wilson's are some of my favorites.  They are great because the pattern is simple and mixes well with other textures and patterns.  You can pretty much pair it with any other pillow and it will work.  


I'll be honest, I don't think I measured any of the ribbon for this project.  I thought about it, but then I realized I didn't really need to.  If I can skip measuring I'm all for it.  So basically, I just made sure certain pieces were cut the same length to make sure everything was even.  Hopefully this little diagram will explain that.


So I had:
*2 long horizontal pieces the same
*2 long vertical pieces the same
*4 short vertical pieces the same
*4 short horizontal pieces the same

Once I had all my pieces of ribbon cut, I used a lighter to finish the edges and keep them from fraying.  You don't need to hold it there long, just run it over the edge quickly.


Then I used hem tape to hold everything in place.   


Once I had everything exactly where I wanted it, I just pressed it with the iron.


If you are looking for a more in depth tutorial check out Sarah's here.  Her pillows are perfect and her tutorials are the best!

20 comments:

Bethany DeVore said...

Love it, so pretty! And I agree that greek key matches with any other pillow!

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh my gosh, you made that look so easy! Love your stylish mix!

Bethany DeVore said...

Oh I love it! It looks amazing!

Bethany DeVore said...

One of my fave pillow designs :) Looks great Bethany! xo Kristin

Bethany DeVore said...

Looks SO good!! Love it with the other pillows too! Thanks for the shout out :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Sarah! You're pillows are some of my favorites!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Kristin, mine too!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks so much!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Pam! It really was easy!

Bethany DeVore said...

You're so sweet Cassie! Love you too! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Julia! It's such a classic design!

Bethany DeVore said...

This is on my must try list. Glad to know you didn't measure. I knew I liked you. :)

Bethany DeVore said...

I freaking love it!! You are super talented! Love reading your posts :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Such a classic, love love love! I'm filing away that lighter trick for frayed edges. What would I do w/out your tips?!

Bethany DeVore said...

That trick has saved me so many times, so much easier than hemming all the ends!

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you so much! :)

Bethany DeVore said...

Thank you! It ended up being so much easier than I thought it was going to be.

Bethany DeVore said...

Thanks Anneke! I was so glad I didn't have to measure :)

Bethany DeVore said...

No need to make things harder than they need to be right? :)

Bethany DeVore said...

OMG LOVE this post:) so totally cute and feminine.

Check out my new post....Amazing handmade patchwork rugs:)

Have a fab weekend dear

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