Friday, September 18, 2009

Travel Pillow Tutorial....

Seen as though we spend quite a lot of time in the car to-ing and fro-ing I thought it was about time I made Miss Connie a Travel Pillow. Hopefully this should make sleep time in an uncomfortable position (sitting up) that little bit more bearable....

To make your own, print out my free downloadable Travel Pillow Template.....
Cut the template out twice on the fold... I used 2 contrasting fabrics for Connie's pillow, purple flannel with cows for the top and plush purple polar fleece for the underside....
With right sides of fabric facing, sew together using a 1/4' seam... Leave an opening of approx 2' on the inside neck seam, fill with your favourite stuffing, I've used fibre fill here but am also thinking of trying one using wheat so that it can be used as a heat pack as well... Sew up your opening and you're done...I added a little tag (you can just see it on the left in the pic above) so that I can hang it up in the car while it's not in use....

Unfortunately the model was a little reluctant to pose this morning during the photo shoot... LOL!! I'm hoping you still get the gist of the u-shaped pillow idea....

Take Care :)

4 comments:

  1. Your travel pillow looks just the thing for long car trips! My kids would have loved this when they were small. The purple fabric looks perfect.

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  2. Hmmm, I need a bigger version of this for me! It is difficult to find a comfortable way to nap in the car!

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  3. I love the fabrics you used Jodie, what a perfect pillow for Connie. Isabelle had one of those when she was younger too and it worked a treat, I even used it when she was about 8 mths so her head wouldnt flop to the side in her carseat when she fell asleep. I think you need to make an adult sized one so I can make one for me, lol!!

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