Week 8 – April 8 – 14, 2012 – Curved Neck Pillow

Oh My Gosh!  Is this the easiest thing to sew or what?  This is like “Sewing 101” without the beginning “10” just “Sewing 1.”  I can’t believe I actually bought a pattern for this.  Ok, so there are other pillow patterns in the pattern packet, but good grief.


Cut out two pieces, wrong sides together, sew leaving an opening, turn right side out, stuff, and sew opening closed.   Use it while reading in bed, napping on the couch, or take on an airplane or the car while on a trip.  Totally easy and totally wonderful.


The only problem I had was the fabric I chose to use.  Not sure exactly what it is because I bought it off the remnant bin at JoAnn Fabrics.  (so that makes this project easy and cheap)  It’s really soft and cuddly feeling, like a minkie fabric (baby quilt fabric).  Back to the problem – since it’s so plush and fluffy when it’s cut there is lint everywhere!  What a huge mess!  I had to use my lint roller (see picture) to clean up the mess on the ironing board and around my sewing machine, plus I’ll have to vacuum, too.  I had to put the rest of the fabric into a bag so it wouldn’t continue to make a mess out of Wandaland.


A suggestion, not really a problem exactly, is that if this were made for a man it would probably have to have a bigger neck opening.  Same issue if making it for a child, adjust the size.  Modifying the pattern should be easy enough.  I’d also like to make it out of different fabrics, like to match pillows or a quilt.  For a child you could use juvenile prints, funky prints for a teenager, or Hawaiian fabric for my husband (not that he’s been there, but it would match his sailing shirts!).


And just think of making these for Christmas presents!  So for my family – be looking under the tree for yours this holiday season.


Neck Roll Pillow



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