Child-size travel pillow

neckpillowHave you ever watched your kid sleep in his car seat and winced at the uncomfortable position of his neck? Or maybe just took your child on a trip and wanted him to have the same comforts you do? We’re traveling soon, and I thought this would be a great time to make up a mini, child-size travel pillow. But, really, it could probably be used more on a day-to-day basis for those times when the kiddo falls asleep while you run errands.

It’s a really quick-and-easy project that’s the perfect size for little guys (and gals).









Between Floral Aqua
Between Floral Aqua










Print the pattern piece and cut two pieces on the fold of your fabric (so it opens up into a full-size horseshoe shaped piece).

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Cut two pieces from your pattern. Fold your fabric and place the pattern on the fold so that it opens out into this shape.

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Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew around the edge of the pillow, leaving several inches open at the top.

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You’ll want a little opening like this, and make sure to backstitch at either end since you’ll be putting a lot of pressure on this seam in the next few steps.

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Clip the seam allowance around the curve in the center. Get close to, but don’t clip into, the stitches.

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Turn right-side out and press. Press the seam allowance of the hole in, also.

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Fill your pillow with stuffing.

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Pin the hole closed and stitch either by hand or machine.

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