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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cross stitch wedding ring pouches


A lesson in creating wedding ring pouches


A very good friend of mine is getting married, and I asked her how I could help. Turns out, she is having her attendants hold the rings, instead of a ring bearer, and she wanted them to be kept in ring pouches instead of on a pillow. I'd never seen anything like that done before, so I had to wing it.


I took an aida bookmark with lace edging, and folded it into thirds, creating 3 panels. I cross stitched a design onto the front of one of the 1/3 "panels." I then sewed up the side edges of each pouch.

I used blue thread to do some of the cross-stitch, so that it would be her "something blue."

This is a super easy project. A lot of the work is already done for you if you use pre-made aida bookmarks- the fabric is already cut into a size that works well for creating a ring pouch, and the one I chose already had decorative lace attached. This project also lends itself well to personalization: use blue thread for her "something blue,", use ribbon reclaimed from one of her baby outfits as her "something old", or use embroidery thread in their wedding colors, etc. You can also personalize it with the couple's initials and wedding date, as you can see I have done with one of the pouches in the picture. The sky's the limit when it comes to the actual motifs you decide to use.

Happy stitching!!!

Knitting/Crocheting Projects in Progress

  • Snood for my sister
  • Triangle shawl
  • Crocheted daisy table runner