Toddler Pillow aka Teen Travel Pillow

Just before my son turned 2 years old, I saw this super cute mini-pillow at a craft sale.  The woman at the booth advertised the pillows as travel pillows for teens to take on Away Games for football or Cheerleading Camp or wherever.  I thought it would work really well in my son’s crib and I was right!  He loves his pillow!  He is now almost 4 and even to this day he still loves it.  So now that my daughter is almost 2, I decided to make her one.  It seemed easy enough, and little did I know, how easy it really was!  It took me less time to sew this pillow than it did to stand in line to buy the fabric!

This is the picture for the original pillow and he is about 18 months old in this photo:

To start, cut the main portion of fabric 25 1/2 inches wide by 17 inches tall. (a little less than 1/2 yard).

Next, cut the top strip of fabric to be the same width 25 1/2 inches by 5 1/4 inches and fold it in half (wrong sides together).

Iron everything and then sew the pillow top to the pillow bottom by placing the edges together with right sides together.

Then fold the entire pillow case in half length-wise and sew the bottom and side seam.

The case will look like this:

It will fit a standard decorative pillow size 12×16 which are available at any craft or fabric store.  You can also have their names embroidered on the pillow top.

My son still loves his pillow and now my daughter does too!

2 thoughts on “Toddler Pillow aka Teen Travel Pillow

  1. It’s amazing how useful those little things are! And before I bought the first one for my son, I didn’t realize they even existed. I thought the idea for teens taking them on the road for school travel on the bus was really smart. Smaller and easier to carry!

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