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DIY – Maternity Body Pillow

Sleep, Sleep, Sleep…Lord knows when you are pregnant sleep is so important. For me, I had trouble with sleep starting in my first trimester. So, off to the internet I went…and I found many solutions, but the most important thing I found was that you should sleep on your side. Ah-ha…makes sense but…I don’t sleep on my side, I’m a back sleeper. So how do I get from my back to my side comfortably??? I found so many pillows…but the PRICES wow, for a pillow??? So off to the fabric store for my new project!!!

What you will need:

3-4 yards of fabric

Thread

Scissors

Straight Pins

Batting — I bought 2 bags, but I used 3 total bags. I had extra around the house. Your pillow fullness is totally up to you!

Measuring tape

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Layout your fabric inside out, pattern sides facing each other so the markings don’t show up on the outside of the pillow. Time to draw on the pattern.

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I used the measurements from the popular maturity pillows on the market as a starting point…The great thing about D.I.Y is that you can customize!!! I am 5’1 so I knew that I didn’t need a really long pillow. I made my length 54 inches long by 38 inches wide. The rest of the measurements I used are illustrated below…I hope this makes sense but it’s really what you feel will be comfortable for you. Everything is in inches…but this is the measurements that matched my height and size best might vary for you.

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Before cutting out your pillow, make sure to pin the fabric. Also you will see below that I rounded the corners off. Cut out the pillow and head to the sewing machine. Using a straight stitch 1/4 inch wide all the way around…make sure to leave an opening for turning the pillow inside out and for stuffing.

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Once the pillow is turned inside out, stuff to your desired thickness or firmness. Stitch the stuff hole closed and voila!! I hope this brings you many nights of sound sleep!!!

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When there is a need there is a way,

~ Maria Antoinette ~

 

 

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