Globally Sourced Vintage Textiles Pillows

Los Angeles, California | 2910 Sales


Globally Sourced Vintage Textiles Pillows

Los Angeles, California 2910 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (348)

Announcement   Welcome to Pillows By Elissa! We offer beautiful handmade pillows, made with carefully selected vintage and ethnic textiles from around the world. Our pillows are made-to-order, just for you!

Follow on Instagram @pillows_by_elissa for special offers! :)


Last updated on Jan 3, 2019

Welcome to Pillows By Elissa! We offer beautiful handmade pillows, made with carefully selected vintage and ethnic textiles from around the world. Our pillows are made-to-order, just for you!

Follow on Instagram @pillows_by_elissa for special offers! :)


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Modern | Minimalist | Bohemian | Vintage | Eclecticism

My shop was inspired while searching for just the right fabric for pillows that I wanted to make for my family. I had spent the day with my Mom and her childhood girlfriend that was visiting from out-of-town. While browsing shops for fabric, they chatted about what each of them had made years ago. One had re-upholstered a Danish teak sofa in palm leaves. The other upholstered Louis XIV chairs in a mod black and white. One retro-fitted her mother's kimono for her young daughter to wear to temple. The other made pillows from a silk kimono that her mother had given her... (Yes, my grandmother was from Japan!) So the whole day was passed with nostalgic stories about the women in our families, about vintage textiles, sewing, and the love and care that was put into creating each piece. It was lovely and inspiring!

So that day, I found some awesome vintage grain-sack and an old Navajo blanket, and spent the next few days cutting and sewing up some pillows for the boys in my family! Yup, I was hooked!

My shop has evolved and I find that I love curating my shop with pillows made from natural, organic, eco-friendly textiles like hemp, silk, linen and cotton.

I also love beautiful, rustic weaves and vintage textiles. I want to pay homage to textiles that were made thoroughly by hand, and that were made with intent and love. Some may be antique and delicate, but I embrace the Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetic which treasures imperfections. Those subtle signs of wear from a utilitarian life, the graceful patina that can only come from the passage of time...it's a thing of profound beauty. I like to think that I'm honoring the vintage textiles and their makers by giving them new life and energy!

Of course, some of my fabrics that I use are new, such as the cotton ikats. However, I do choose them based on how they are made - I prefer ikats that are manufactured in the traditional hand-loomed, hand-dyed methods. Old-school. I also have linen that are new, mostly European linen, which I use to create modern, minimalist designs. Linen has been used from ancient times, probably the oldest in the world, used for thousands and thousands of years...love that!

In essence, I love textiles and what you can do with them. I love how it leaves a strong sensory memory, with it's tactile and visual nature.

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will enjoy my pillows!

My best always,

Shop members

  • Elissa


    I'm Elissa. I enjoy designing, creating, and working with beautiful textiles. My aesthetics are modern, minimal, bohemian, vintage...just a whole study in eclecticism! I look forward to providing you with some awesome pillows! Enjoy! ~ Elissa

  • Liz


Shop policies

Last updated on December 13, 2017
Welcome to our shop!

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Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
We try to photograph and describe the pillow cover, particularly the fabric, as accurately as possible. We suggest that you request a swatch if you are uncertain.

As for the fabric placement on the pillow, the pattern or design may vary from the photograph. This can be due to a number of reasons. Aspects that cause variations include: size of pillow, cut piece, size of pattern/design in respect to pillow size, and the intrinsic characteristics of handmade textiles.

Colors may differ slightly from photos due to variations in device screen/display settings. If you are uncertain about color or texture, please request a swatch.

Vintage and hand-made items will inherently have inconsistencies in weave, stitch, and dye. These "flaws" and human touches add to its charm -- a "wabi-sabi" quality to be admired and appreciated. It is a quality that is embraced by collectors and discerning buyers.

Due to the current trending of vintage tribal handmade pillows in mainstream decor, there is an influx of buyers that are following the trend, but still expecting items to have the quality of items from an advanced manufacturing facility. Please know that any discoloration, inconsistencies in weave or dye, remnants of batik wax, wavy, loose or inconsistent stitching, small holes, patches, repair stitching, a vintage, aged or home-spun/rustic appearance, are all assets and would not be considered a defect or mistake to warrant a return.

If you have any questions, please message me prior to purchase.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cancellations, returns or exchanges except in the case where a defect or mistake was ours, and could not be corrected. In the unlikely event that your order is damaged while in-transit, please send us photos of the damaged item and packaging. Please let us know immediately should you experience any of these issues, (within 3 business days) and we will be happy to work with you in resolving them.

In an instance where we've decided to accept a return or exchange, the item must be in returned in its original, new, unused, and un-laundered condition, free of stains, odors, pet hair, and damage. Some returns may have a restocking charge.

Pillow inserts can not be returned or exchanged due to hygienic reasons.

Custom Orders and items on Sale are all Final Sales.

Return shipping will be at the customer's cost. We do not accept items that arrive damaged or damaged while in-transit, so we suggest using USPS Priority Mail, which includes a tracking number, delivery confirmation, and insurance. We are also not responsible for returns that are lost in-transit, so it's advisable to have your package insured.
Refunds will be granted for the item less shipping and any restocking charges, after the receipt of item in its original, new, unused, and unlaundered condition.

Thank you!
We accept all major Credit and Debit Cards as well as PayPal.
U.S. Customers: We ship via USPS Priority Mail or First Class Mail.
International Customers: We ship via USPS First Class Mail.

When buying larger quantities, the shipping cost of your items may seem higher (in your cart), please do contact us, as we will do our best to remedy this situation by refunding shipping overages.

For International customers, please note that all duties, fees and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient, and are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient's country. For more information, please contact your local customs office.
Additional policies and FAQs
We appreciate our customers for choosing to order our products - thank you so much! We love seeing your positive feedback as well as seeing our pillows in the wild - so please share, link or tag!
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If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to convo (message) us at anytime.

Thank you for visiting our shop, and to all our customers, thank you so much for your continued business and support!


More information

Last updated on Aug 3, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Which size Boho Lounger do you suggest?

Depends on the person. Regular size is best for kids and anyone ~5'2" and under of normal weight. Large is good for anyone ~5'10" and under of normal weight. Xtra Grande is good for everyone, but it's really big and chunky and you'd need a large space for it.

I like the Large size for myself and I'm just shy of 5'8"... You can sit and play video games in it...but to lay around and lounge in, the Xtra Grande is better. I personally like the Large better for interior decor reasons as well -- the scale works in most rooms.

You can see Emily Henderson in a Large size in the this video on Facebook (she's about 5'6"):


What filler should I use for my Boho Lounger? Where can I get it? How much do I need?

Most use the styrofoam spheres/balls meant for beanbags available online (like at Amazon) or at local crafts stores (like Joann’s). Google "beanbag refill" or "polystyrene beads” for the best price. Most come in 3.5 cubic feet/100 liter bags. The number of this size bag per lounger size is:

Regular, 1 bag
Large, 2 bags
Xtra Grande, 3 bags

Some people prefer organic materials like buckwheat hulls, dry beans or grains, shredded wool or cotton batting. Others prefer shredding old t-shirts and other clothing.

We can’t say what’s best for you, but we do know that the polystyrene beads fill the lounger more evenly and is lighter in weight. It’s less wear on the cover and easier to move around from room to room and to flip into shape.

Why are the zippers on my Boho Lounger® missing pulls?

Please check through all the packaging documents that came with your Boho Lounger® as there should be Childproof Zipper instructions. Message us if you had misplaced them and we'll message you back a step-by-step detailed instruction!