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8/26/13Upcycled Babushka Scarf Pillows DIY


I’ve been in love with the colorful, floral cushions at the fancy Silverlake restaurant Cliff’s Edge for a long-ass time (pictured above). So in love with them, in fact, that when the first time I ate there Brangelina was seated two tables down, I couldn’t stop staring at the cushions (true story.)  When I ate there recently for my parentaversary I snapped this pic of the pillows and after looking at the pic for a minute I realized that the cushions looked like they were made from Babushka scarves…Well, that got me excited.


Because I happened to have a few babushka scarves that I picked up in Turkey that I LOVED but rarely wore because they were too woolly hot for the LA climate.


So I got out an old sheet that I had been saving for an occasion such as this (when Ida was born we went from a Queen to a King-sized bed but I kept all the linens to use for craft projects). I cut the sheet into pieces that matched the size of the scarves and sewed them together with the seams on the inside with my serger. I then stuffed ’em and sewed ’em shut!

And voila DIY, upcycled, giant babushka scarf floor pillows–almost as hot as Brangelena :P


Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

25 responses to “Upcycled Babushka Scarf Pillows DIY”

  1. Daphne says:

    I love these. The ones you made are prettier than the original!

  2. catie says:

    i’m inspired!

  3. They turned out gorgeous… and now I need to check out that restaurant.

  4. Tracy says:

    These are gorgeous!!!

  5. So I always love your DIY projects but I’m not a DIY kinda girl. Maybe you should sell them on your site for us types? Pretty please? Like the fruit baskets too?

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  7. Dila says:

    Hi Justin, it was so inspirationational, so I used all my vintage Russian shawls for pillows cases :) you can see them at my store :)

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  10. Jayne says:

    Love this idea. I have a bag of vintage scarves bought over the years to make curtain panels, but I will be making cushions now too!

  11. I’m just discovering these now, and how gorgeous! I’m on the hunt for some beautiful scarves.

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  15. Shifa says:

    hey, these designs looks like natural one.

  16. ash says:

    great collection!! thanks for sharing!!

  17. m godil says:

    Hey, nice designs..thanks for sharing this

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  19. Ash says:

    Thanks for sharing

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