Baby Pillow

by Merissa on February 15, 2012

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I saw this cute Baby Pillow picture uploaded to Pinterest the other day and I thought that I needed to make that for baby to lay on so he lay next to me with I'm working. It was an easy and fairly inexpensive project to make. Try and buy fleece in the winter when the fabric stores always have it on sale. (Like getting my fabric from

What you need:

  • 1 yard of fleece total (can be two 1/2 yard pieces of different colors)
  • Scissors

You want to make an oval from each piece of fleece. To do that I just folded each 1/2 yard piece in half and cut off the sides at an angle.

Then I used the first piece as a template for the second to make sure they would match.

Cut your fringes all the way around each piece. I left my fleece layered like you can see in the picture above so I was cutting through all 4 pieces (2 pieces of fleece but still folded in half) as I went. I made the cuts about 3 inches deep.

Do this all the way around the cut sides of the fleece. Not along the folds.

Then it's time to tie the 2 halves together! Once you are just left with a small opening, fill with pillow stuffing.

Perfect! Now baby can just lay right in the middle of his big soft pillow and feel cuddled 🙂

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1 Lana February 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

Yeah! I had wondered of your new foster child was a baby for the darling room you had gotten ready! I know you have all sorts of privacy rules and cannot say much or post pictures. The pillow is adorable. We are expecting our 4th grandcild in August so I just may make this!


2 Charity February 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Hi Merissa. This has nothing to do with the baby pillow, however it is so cute, but have you ever bought 2nd hand sheets? I’m considering getting some at our community aide and this weekend everything under $4.99 is 1.00. I thought of getting the sheets for my daughter’s bed, however am concerned about bed bugs. I read that using hot water, bleach and or borax washing several times on hot scalding water and then drying on high heat would kill them if any existed. The sheets are so cute and great deal. What do you think or know of in this process?


3 Merissa February 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm

That sounds like a good process but I’m not 100% sure, I haven’t dealt with that before. However I have bought 2nd hand sheets and I just gave them 2 or 3 good washings before I used them, however I didn’t use them for sheets, I used them as fabric to make clothes.


4 Charity February 17, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Thanks a lot. I know you have to be careful on that stuff. She just loved them and I thought well maybe I’ll just wash them 4 times in scalding hot water with borax and that will suffice. I hope so. I know my sister has gotten vintage sheets before and never had any problems. I’ll let you know if it works or not. Using them for fabric is a fantastic idea! Thanks again!!


5 Ellie February 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

This also works great as a dog bed. My dog chews his up on occasion. It’s much cheaper to replace one of these than a store bought bed.


6 Kathy October 17, 2012 at 11:17 am

I am starting to get ideas on Christmas presents. Both of my sister-in-laws are expecting and I thought this would be a great Christmas present for both of them. I usually make Christmas presents and this is going to be so fun to make for them. Thanks for the idea


7 Debbie March 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I make blankets and pillow cases for travel pillows for my little ones. I usually give homemade blankets as gifts and this year was for my Father in law who’s a huge Minnesota vikings fan, I made it with the printed fabric and gold on the back side. He loved it. I also made my son a pillow cover for his little travel pillow he has, works great!


8 Nadera Brathwaite July 18, 2015 at 7:36 am

Hi, Can you show me by picture or just explain to me how you opened up your pillow so it can look like a circle. Thanks in advance.


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