How to Make Your Own Pregnancy Pillows

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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!

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  2. I have a pillow like that, but my daughter stole it when she had spinal surgery and I was sleeping in her bed at the hospital (she’s only 2 and I was 37 weeks pregnant… no one was comfy). Special pillows are so important for pregnancy and nursing!
    Thanks

  3. Thank you for the pattern and tutorial. I really would like to make one of these pillows daughter-in-law, This is a perfect accompaniment baby shower gift to go with the fleece baby blanket that I made her. Had enough fabric left to make this pillow.

  4. I love these ideas! I never had one that I found I liked, what worked for me was an old fluffy comforter. I could wrap it anyway I needed to depending on the night.

  5. This is pretty cool! I have a pillow like that, but my daughter stole it when she had spinal surgery and I was sleeping in her bed at the hospital (she’s only 2 and I was 37 weeks pregnant… no one was comfy). Special pillows are so important for pregnancy and nursing!

  6. Aww too bad I didn’t see this a few months ago. My SIL is preggo and she could have totally used this! She is so creative she could easily made these! What a great idea. Keeps the mind occupied too while pregnant!

  7. I can’t find any of the tutorials either. Have they been moved? Is there anyway you could repost or send me them please?! I’m in need of a pregnancy pillow and would love to make it myself so I can finally sleep the whole night. Thank you! 🙂

  8. I’m with Cheryl above. I can’t find any way to get to these tutorials. I really would like to make one of these pillows for my daughter, daughter-in-law, and maybe one for myself. Help!

  9. This is an awesome post! My daughter is at the stage of her pregnancy where she is starting to think about pregnancy pillows. Thanks so much!

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