DIY Anthro & West Elm Pillows

anthro and west elm pillows

Came across this blog post {http://abodelove.blogspot.com/2012/07/look-for-less-anthropologie.html} and knew I could whip up a DIY version for even less -AND- give them an Asian vibe with my massive stash of kimono and yukata fabrics.  I am hoping to achieve the quality of the Anthropologie chevron pillow over the West Elm version, which I am sorry to say looks like a less well endowed cousin when seen side-by-side.

For the past ten or more years I have collected a ridiculous amount of vintage kimono and kimono fabric.  E-bay and Etsy have been good to me.  But the online resource that no other can hold a candle to is Ichiroya! This little shop located in Osaka, Japan is gorgeous.  They were early adopters of e-Commerce, experts in kimono tradition (Ichiro’s mum Michiko is adorable,) and are major insiders for the kimono flea market in Japan.  I bought my first 2 bolts of yukata fabric from them back in 2002.  My pocketbook has gone downhill since then gobbling up a hoard of blue and white yukata. Many a sewing and diy project has come out of my studio thanks to Yuka and Ichiro.  Arigato!

diy kimono chevron pillow Stay tuned to see the results.

Sweet Dreams, Sheri