This pillow can be stuffed with batting or stuffing or you can stuff
it with rice and use it as a heating pad.
This is also a great project to practice round curves.
Sewing Materials Available
On a piece of heavy paper or poster board draw a shape like the
Cut out the shape and use as a pattern for the pillow. It will
resemble a large C and will fit around the neck once it is finished.
The pattern will be placed on the fold of the material. The fold is
where the material has been folded in half.
Place your pattern on the fold of your fabric and cut two pieces out
of fleece material. Place right sides together (add
tab if desired between two pieces now)
and stitch around the
edges leaving a 2 inch hole for stuffing.
Turn right side out and stuff with stuffing for a pillow or for a
heating pad, stuff with plain white rice. Sew hole up securely by
*For a heating pad warm up in the microwave for 1 minute or for a
cold pack, keep in the freezer.
For fun you can turn this into a caterpillar or
snake by adding felt pieces for eyes and a tongue.
Add a Tab for your Pillow
To add a tab, cut a piece of material 3x5 inches. Fold 1-2 inches of
material toward the middle. Then overlap with top piece. Sew down
Before sewing, insert tab folded in half between the right sides.
Pin in place. Sew as directed above.
idea is perfect for a neck pillow that you can take along on an
airplane. Add a keychain hook to your tab and attach to your
backpack or carry on.
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