Are you planning a plane trip or long car ride? Make yourself a soft, comfortable DIY travel pillow to make your journey enjoyable and memorable. These neck pillows can be made in under 30 minutes and are a great beginner sewing project.
DIY travel pillows are great to give for gifts and can be made in colorful fabrics that coordinate with luggage.
DIY Travel Pillow: Supplies
- 1/2 yard (0.45m) of cotton fabric – Choose a soft fabric that will breathe and not make you sweat. I used a soft quilting cotton. Since this will be next to your face, make sure you prewash the fabric before you start sewing.
- Polyester stuffing
- Hand needle and thread
- Your DIY travel pillow pattern. Download the free pattern. (Link will open in a new window). Just trim the boxes and stick the 2 pages together.
DIY Travel Pillow: Instructions
Step 1: Place your pattern on the fold of your fabric and cut 2 pieces.
Step 2: Put the fabric pieces with rights sides together and stitch all the way around, leaving a 1 1/2 inch (4cm) gap on the outside as shown.
Step 3: Clip the curves, leaving the gap unclipped. Turn your DIY travel pillow to the right side through the gap.
Step 4: Give your pillow a good press and start stuffing. I made mine fairly hard but you can stuff it as much or little as you find comfortable. Keep in mind, the stuffing will squash down once you put your head on it.
Step 5: Close the gap with an invisible ladder stitch.
Your DIY travel pillow is all ready for a trip! I hope you are going somewhere exciting. 🙂