So when I found an idea for a Travel Neck Pillow on Make it and Love it, I knew it was the perfect simple solution. I just used a little bit of scrap flannel fabric leftover from my high school sewing class days. I can’t believe I still have the stuff and could find it. 🙂 Fleece would be great too. You’ll need a little batting also.
They are incredibly easy to make. I cranked out two in less than half an hour.
- Cut out a horseshoe shape out of paper and make all of the corners curved. I made the part that goes around the neck kind of narrow so it didn’t push my kids’ heads forward too much.
- I drew mine about 10 1/2 inches tall and about 15 inches wide. It was plenty big enough for both my six and three year old, and it would probably work for kids of all ages. You might want to increase the dimensions a bit for an adult sized one, though.
- Place paper pattern on top of any type of fabric and cut out 2 pieces.
- Sew these two pieces together, right sides together. Make sure to leave an opening a few inches long at the top, to be able to turn it right side out.
- Clip the inner curve so that it will lay nicely after turning it right side out.
- Turn right side out and stuff with batting. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Need another fun idea to make traveling with kids easier?
Check out this Road Trip Pillowcase Tutorial: