DIY Decor: upcycled dashiki throw pillows

I am so excited to be sharing this new project with you! Over some months thrifting I have come across beautiful garments made from the most eye-catching fabrics. One problem: not my size.
I admittedly still bought in the hopes that I could find a way to show them off.

While perusing my fave interior decor Pinterest page it was clear what I needed to do. This lusty fabric is just what I needed to add some pop to my throw pillow collection. And in the world of boho you can never have too many pillows.

It's easy to do! Just find the nearest sari, dashiki, or tunic top with a pattern that makes you drool.
Set your measurements (I used from the bottom hem up to underneath the arm holes). Hem all but one of the open sides and fill with a pre made pillow!

If you cannot find a pillow in your exact dimensions fill with stuffing (the cotton kind not the turkey) and add a zipper or just sew it up directly! Only the most basic sewing skills are needed, and you can even opt to hand sew this (preferably chilling by a fire in a rocking chair with some tea).

Until Next time

Brands we love: MEND MARKET! Upcycled Bag and treasures

Here is some nonchalant self advertising: the Mend Market shop is now live on Etsy

I am beyond excited to release my brainchild into the world. All of our products are hand made and designed from specially selected upcycled materials. Everything is made with love and designed to reduce the footprint fast fashion has on the world. 

Check out our line of jewelry and bags - many more items to come in the future.  
And follow us on instagram @mendmarket for an exclusive look on what we're up to.

80s print festival backpack

Floral festival backpack

Upcycled Bicycle Spoke Bangle

Floral Drawstring Backpack

Copper Infinity Bangle

Suede fringe travel tote

Cut + Sew 10 minute DIYs

Not many of us have time on our hands to really commit to the crafting lifestyle. Luckily, the internet is abound with helpful and easy DIYs that let us get some of our creative juices flowin' without tons of work and tears. I compiled some of my favorites - which only take some basic sewing skills and 10 minutes of your time. Before you know it you'll have a great new accessory or the perfect handmade gift that will sure to leave your friends wowed.

1. this cute little clutch is the perfect travel carry all for your makeup. Only takes a few stitches and a zipper and you're there! 

2. The hardest part would be getting some hardware but look at some old purses you may have lying around or use a large bead to make a simple version of this sleek headphone organizer
3. The clutch is always a go to. This one is fast enough that you can whip one up to match your outfit just in time for a night on the town

4. Who doesn't love a luxe leather tote? With a few straight stitches you can turn a drab thrift store find into this lovely bag.

4. This simple one cut wallet is genius! Use leather with some weight and stiffness to it. No sewing required
 5. A great project for the beginner sewer. Turn scrap fabric into a reusable shopping bag!

4. Love this little box cosmetic bag! A great gift for a friend, stuff it with some goodies share the love.

Until next time,