I have always loved the look of Caitlin Wilson’s signature pillows from Caitlin Wilson Design. She has done a few orders here and there for people requesting on her blog and I never took the plunge. They are gorgeous and can be used in so many design styles, especially with all the different colors available.
A while back I decided to tackle my own DIY for these pillows and I thought I would finally share the tutorial.
I chose to make a navy blue pillow and dark pink pillow. I made those with just a normal envelope opening in the back (Caitlin's pillows have zippers). I bought some iron-on heat bonding tape and ribbon from JoAnn's.
I assume The Caitlin Wilson pillows actually have the ribbon sewn on to them, but I thought I would give the heat bonding a try. I cut one inch squares of that heat bondingtape and bonded the four long strips together.
I then added a 3 inch strip and a 4 inch strip. and bonded those together.
This is what the back looks like.
Here are all of the ribbon strips bonded together.
I then covered the entire back of my ribbon greek key design with bonding tape, flipped it over, positioned it where I would like it and got to ironing.
And yes, I do not have inserts in them yet, but I still love them.