When I first saw someone using Hmong fabric on pillows on Instagram, I went on a mad dash to figure out what it was and where I could get one myself. I loved the faded vintage look, the intricate designs, and the unique colors.I knew it was a little different from the mudcloth pillows that had been so popular, and after some searching, I found out that these pillows were made with a special Hmong textile. I was in love.
Around Christmastime I realized that I was in desperate need of new pillows in our living room. The ones I had were worn, had holes, and embroidery was coming undone. However, the pillow inserts were perfectly fine, so I decided I would try to find the right pillow cover sizes for the inserts I had. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any, but as usual, I knew I could find a way to make my own!
I bought my own handmade Hmong fabric from Etsy from Yardies Fabric. I ordered one of the runners and got enough to cover the front of two pillows. The fabric was beautiful; however, as a warning, it did take over a month to ship because it came from Thailand. I did a simple envelope pillow (google it for lots of tutorials that are way better than what I could have given) with canvas material on the backside. Here’s how it turned out!
If you don’t feel like creating your own, here are a couple of amazing shops that have some beautiful options.
Danielle Oakey Etsy Shop
Boho Pillow Etsy Shop
INDIEbungalow Etsy Shop
I’m so glad I have my own Hmong textile pillows now! It adds such a fresh unique look to our living room. I’ll have to share more photos soon!