Still on my scrap busting theme I’ve made these triangular neck pillows all from scraps. I’m beginning to refer to them as my four little pigs for some reason.
I have noticed with interest lots of people, on the various Facebook pages I follow, making these. First up the pattern: You can find the pattern and tutorial at http://www.sew4home.com/projects/pillows-cushions/relaxing-therapeutic-neck-pillows-fan-favorite. This is a wonderful pattern for using up all those fabulous scraps that are too big to throw away but too small to turn into clothing, and I have to say they have been a massive hit with my family. I have made five, but Tom has the extra one, so I didn’t get to photograph it.
The four above are made with different stuffings and with different levels of stuffage (if that’s a word). The blue one on the right is Mark’s. It is made from some weird stretch denim fabric I bought in New Zealand and from which I made Mark a shirt. He doesn’t wear it much and I think it’s because it screams middle aged woman to me! Not sure why. Anyway, the scraps have made a fabulous neck pillow and he loves it. His is stuffed with fibrefill that I had in my stash and which I think my mother gave me. The twill tape used for the loop handles on three of the pillows was also given to me by her.
The two on the right are made from an unused top sheet of Archie’s. He wanted his made from pillowcase material, and I figured a sheet would be perfect. One is properly stuffed and the other isn’t stuffed too much at all. These are both stuffed with foam pieces that I had stored up in the roof (yes, I have stash hidden up there too!). Archie likes the overstuffed one best, so that’s his, but he’s been using the understuffed one to support his back when he’s been driving on our road trip.
The fourth one is actually made from bags that my bed linen came in.
The pillow took three of these bags which had to be painstakingly unpicked. The fabric is linen which is gorgeous to sleep in and gets softer with every wash.
This pillow has been made to go on the bed in our new trailer and consists of the flax colour of the sheets and the stone colour of the quilt cover. The loops were made from a drawstring from a pair of trousers. This pillow was stuffed with a combination of fibre fill and foam. They are fabulous for supporting our heads whist reading in bed.
Apologies for the rumpled looking linen – its spent the last week in space bags and, although I do have a iron, I couldn’t manage pressing sheets whilst glamping!
These four pillows have been in the car with us on our road trip and they have been used every day. They are amazingly comfortable and Mark and I are taking them on an overnight flight next month – so much better than the u-shaped pillows that are usually used. They take around 30 minutes to make and are a fabulous scrap buster. I have more planned…