I have some travel pillows in my bookmarked list of to-do projects - these are not them. But I threw these together last minute, and the kids loved them. The fun part - handles! - I don't have to lug their stuff, they can, and easily.
My mom bought the kids these travel size pillows for our trip to the lake (we rode in my parents' RV - quite the ride). She had also grabbed regular sized pillowcases and handed everything over to me.
First I put the pillows on top of the pillowcases and cut off a chunk of the side and the bottom (I didn't set the bottom chunk in the picutre)
Then I sewed on the monograms. It's always easier to do that sort of thing with an open piece of fabric. Then I sewed up the open seams (side and bottom).
I added a strip of fabric because why not. I made the girls' ruffles and they boys' regular.
Then I zig-zagged a big rectangle. Think giant button hole. It looked like this:
After you zig-zag (on both sides separately) you cut out the inside part, keeping close to the inside edge of your zig-zag. And voila, you get this kind of fun:
These pillows were the perfect size for travel, and had the perfect portability.
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