InstructionsCut a piece of cotton muslin or plain white broadcloth 22 inches long and 12 inches wide. Fold the piece of cloth in half lengthwise and serge or sew up one side and an end. Turn the tube right side out and firmly stuff with polyfill or the filler of your choice. Serge or slip stitch your pillow closed.
Cover: Cut a piece of fleece or flannel 24 inches long by 14 inches wide. I ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Mod, Casual, Whimsical, Traditional, Hipster, Funky, Cute
Cotton muslin & polyfill for the inside pillow. Flannel or fleece for the pillow cover, nylon strapping and velcro for the straps.
What was your inspiration?
I have 9 grandchildren, ages 11,7,6,5 & almost 2 year old quintuplets. They are always falling asleep in their carseats on road trips and they look so uncomfortable that I wanted to make something to make them more comfortable. They loved them so much that all the children in my family daycare wanted one too. I have so many people who want them and the great thing is they strap to the car seat without interfering with the integrity of the car seat. You don't have to constantly be looking for their pillow because it is safely strapped right to their seat!
What are you most proud of?
That this project is both fun and functional! The kids love choosing their own fabrics for their pillow covers and they adore having them personalized. I love it when the kids are so happy using something that 'Nana' made for them!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I find that the nylon strapping is much more convenient than making your straps from fabric. Either one is fine, and if you are only making a couple of them, it might not be a problem. When you are making them to sell, it is faster to do the strapping. I always heat seal the ends of the straps so they do not unravel. Make sure you get polyester or nylon strapping, NOT cotton as it will not heat seal.