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DIY Custom Pillowcases

Urban Cholita: PillowcasesA few years ago, my mom bought me a pair of down pillows from the Hutterites. The pillows are great, but they’re an odd size. As a result, our standard pillowcases don’t quite fit. The end of the pillow pokes out like a chubby man’s midriff in a too-small T-shirt. This sliver of exposed pillow shouldn’t matter. After all, other people have Real Problems. But it bothers me. It seems . . . unseemly.

Here’s one solution that didn’t occur to me over the many months that naked wedge of pillow tormented me: DIY. Yes, that’s right. You can sew pillowcases. It’s super simple. I’ll show you how. Continue reading

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Foxy Lady

Alyson Fox’s pillow has a new home . . . on my couch. The pattern is a tad more pink than I anticipated, but Soren let me keep it anyway. (Actually I’m the one who doesn’t like pink, but somehow it works with these other colors). Here’s a more detailed view of the front and back.

This pillow and many other gorgeous home decor items are the offspring of a collaboration between Fox, an artist and designer in Austin, TX, and West Elm. Check out the rest of the collection here!

This post isn’t sponsored. None of my posts are. I just happen to really love these pillows. 

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