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Meet the Maker, Nicole Koblich, of Poppiejanes, from her one-woman home studio in Buffalo, New York. Nicki makes a variety of pillow covers using a 100% cotton canvas, vegan leather and/or a natural linen blend. She handcrafts the front design through hand-painting, screen printing, or globally sourcing African indigo and African mudcloth. Her pillows feature creative designs and patterns, layered textures, and tassels and fringe. 

Nicole Koblich founder of Poppiejanes

Nicki has textiles in her DNA. She learned to sew from her Great-Grandmother and got her first sewing machine at 10 years old. From there her entrepreneurial and creative instincts took over, and at twelve years old she was selling purses she made from placemats. 

In 2015 Nicki had an idea for a pillow but couldn’t find anything that matched her vision. So she did what artists do. She made it herself. The moment she hand painted the silhouette of a buffalo on a piece of burlap, Poppiejanes was born.  

Nicki created Poppiejanes on the tenets of quality, creativity, and love. Each pillow cover she makes is a love story to her great-grandparents (Poppie and Jane) who spent time teaching Nicki the value of hard work and the joy of creativity. Nicki is committed to keeping her styles fresh and often works one-on-one with clients to create custom designs, some of which end up as permanent designs in her shop. 

The goal at Poppiejanes is to inspire your space with one-of-a-kind, beautifully designed custom pillows. Each piece is handcrafted, with careful attention to detail and packaged with love. 

If you are looking for pillow designs that reflect current trends with the highest handmade quality as a gift for someone else or something for yourself, check out Poppiejanes’ designs below on The Dowry.

Welcome to Poppiejanes!

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