When putting together the daybed for the Energy House Sunroom, I decided at the last minute that the white pillows needed a little something more. We had throw pillow covers made from white Rubie Green organic denim to match the organic Lee Industries daybed that is the focal point of the space.
To add a bit of color and design, I decided to add ribbon stripes on the pillows. This is an easy and quick project that anyone can do, so I thought I would share with my readers this fun decorating how-to. Just a quick trip to your local fabric and crafts store and your ready to get started!
Satin or Grosgrain ribbon
Heat-set fusible tape
1. Cut your ribbon to the length you need. Be sure to add a little extra length to each ribbon piece so that you may fold over the ends and have a smooth edge. You can create squares or other geometric designs, but I opted for simple stripes.
2. Placing the heat-fusible tape between the pillow cover and the ribbon, run your iron over the ribbon. Be sure to follow the directions provided with the fusible tape you purchase. I used straight pins to help hold the ribbon in place during this process.
3. Voila! You’re done. Most heat-fusible tape is a permanent bond which is washable and dry cleanable so there’s no need to worry about cleaning.
Now these are pillows with a kick!!