Chic pillows on the cheap are hard to come by, particularly ones with vivid colors that can be moved from room to room without fear of clashing. That's why Etsy artisan Tutae caught our eye with this bold cushion made of high-quality fabric scraps all patched together. Read the full rags-to-riches story after the jump.
"My day job is in the fashion biz," writes Tutae, "and I have tons and tons of high-quality fabric scraps and I have always loved Victorian rag quilts but I have never been game enough to make one. Therefore, the rag quilt pillow was born." The Brooklyn-based artist hand-stitched and -embroidered pieces of scraps onto a medium-weight denim, lining the front of the 18-inch square with Lurex. An invisible zipper in back conceals a hypo-allergenic poly-fil, which is included in the $70 price. And while the whole lot is pretty to look, it's not too precious to use—spot clean to your heart's content. Check out other offerings from Tutae, many created from fabric scraps, in the artist's online store.