Neck pillow tutorial

So here I am feeling quite sorry for myself following a fall on my garden steps at the weekend whilst carrying my basket of washing to hang out. I twisted as I fell and have got back spasms which are really painful and even worse unpredictable. One minute I can be relatively fine and then next in agony! I have had 2 days off work already and am off for at least one more hoping to see GP tomorrow. Anyway…….I have been able to get some sewing done, short stints so as not to sit in one position for long. I have been thinking of making a neck pillow for Savannah for use in the car when she goes to sleep and today I finally got down and made it. This is my first attempt at the pillow and I think it needs a little refining but you will be able to use the principles to make your own.

The pillow is a basic horseshoe shape which I free hand drew onto pattern paper. I only drew half of the horsehoe and then laid the straight edge against the fold in the material.

Step 2 cut out 2 of these shapes. I used a dotty fabric for the top and a wincyette for the underneath as it is soft.

I know I know they look like toilet seat covers!!! place them right sides together and sew around the edges. Don’t forget to leave a gap to enable you to turn the pillow in the right way.

Turn it out the right way and stuff. It is a case of personal preference as to how firm you stuff your pillow. Using ladder stitch close the hole and ta dah! there you have it ….one neck pillow for car journeys!

Yes I know it still looks like a toilet seat but it is a comfortable one!!! Savannah can’t try it out cos she is in bed so she will see it in the morning. Me I best be off now I have an early appointment with a GP surgery to wait outside for them to open so I can get an appointment…excellent system I know!!!!!


PS I would love to hear what you think about my tutorial and I would love to see any that you make!


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