Finally! Sew your own C-shaped baby pillow for a fraction of the cost, using Made By Marzipan’s free Poppy Pillow pattern. And check out the tutorial for sewing Poppy Pillow Slipcovers that fit this pillow AND the name-brand Boppy!
Cut out along the black line and tape together. Pieces A & B will be on top, with C & D on the bottom.
You’ll need 2/3 yard of cotton fabric. I chose plain white since I’ll be making a slipcover, but you could also choose a patterned fabric. Be certain to pre-wash and dry your fabric to prevent shrinking.
Fold the fabric in half and place the straight edge of the pattern on the fold. Pin in place and cut out. Repeat for the back piece.
Lay both pieces right sides together and pin. Sew together with a 1/2 inch seam, but leave a 5-inch hole along the top edge for stuffing.
Notch and clip the curves, being careful not to snip your stitches. Turn right side out and press.
Stuff the pillow with polyfill stuffing. You want this pillow to be very firm, so stuff it as full as possible. If you can still slide your hand inside the pillow, it needs more filling. This particular bag of polyfill was 50 ounces, and I used about 2/3 of it. So, you’ll need approximately 33 ounces of stuffing.
When you’re finished, the fabric should be stretched taut. Once the pillow is stuffed, pinch the opening shut and hand-sew with a blind or ladder stitch.