Pregnancy pillows are one of the coolest inventions on the planet, as far as I’m concerned! I used one for the last half of my pregnancy (over nine years ago!) and loved it so much, I’ve bought many more over the years. However, the pregnancy pillows on the market can be a bit costly, especially for the really good full body pillows. There are ways to make them, though, that won’t cost as much!
I, personally, am not good with a sewing machine. It took me four years to learn how to thread it! Now, I can make awkwardly shaped somewhat-square pillows. That’s it. So I did what I usually do when I need help finding great tutorials- I turned to the internet to find out how to make your own pregnancy pillows. Take a look at what I think are the easiest instructions. Of course, if you find yourself getting frustrated, you can always give up and just buy one of our favorite pregnancy pillows!
How to Make Your Own Pregnancy Pillows
There are a few different types of pregnancy pillows out there, from basic tummy support to my favorite- the Snoogle. Before you embark on a journey to make your own pregnancy pillows, consider what type of sleeper you are. If you typically sleep on your back, chances are you’re not going to need a full body pillow like the Snoogle. I was a side-sleeper, so it was great for supporting my belly and placing between my knees to add more back support. I’ve chosen a variety of different types of pregnancy pillows, so pick the design that looks most comfortable to you!
DIY Contoured Maternity Pillow
I think this one from Homemade Toast is my favorite, and not just because it’s gorgeous. It offers support to pretty much every essential part of your pregnant body. She even gives you a PDF pattern to help you get started, plus plenty of humor in her post! While this one will take a bit of time to pull together, it’s perfect for those of you who rock with a sewing machine.
DIY Maternity Body Pillow
This one from The Maria Antoinette is similar to my beloved Snoogle but has boxier angles, making it easier to pull off I think. It’s great for those of you who prefer to sleep on your back but have to get used to sleeping on your side.
Traditional Snoogle-Shaped Pillow
Adriana Clark goes into great detail about the benefits of pregnancy pillows on her HubPages article before sharing her DIY tutorial for a more Snoogle-Like pillow. She even offers some great tips for beginning sewers.
Simple Support Pillow
If you just want something to support your belly while you sleep on your back, this is as easy as DIY pregnancy pillows get. It’s also the most cost-effective, as all it really takes is a king-sized pillow.
DIY Snoogle Cover
While this tutorial teaches you how to make your own Snoogle cover, you could easily just close off the cover, stuff it with fiberfill and voila, it’s actually a pillow itself! Or, follow the tutorial as is and make a gorgeous cover for your other homemade Snoogles.
There you go! Five great tutorials on how to make your own pregnancy pillows. Choose your favorite, break out the sewing machine and sleep comfortably tonight!
Which of the pregnancy pillows are your favorite? Tell us in the comments!