How To: Box Pillows

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We're seeing a lot of box pillows recently. They're a natural outside during the warm weather in place of chairs. We found these box pillows from Arthur Lauer, available in a variety of great colours and prints. Smaller ones can add a bit of punch to a sofa of otherwise similar pillows. And, at one of the Dwell on Design Westside Home Tours we saw a ginormous box pillow being used as an alternative headboard...

Serendipitously, we also received an email from Threads a sewing newsletter with detailed instructions on how to sew your own box pillow. Once you master the technique, it can be used to make box pillows in any shape - from traditional square to round to alphabet shaped and from cushion size to headboard size. For full how-tos, including diagrams, click here