DIY Snoogle Pillow Case

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A snoogle body pillow is a curved pillow designed to provide comfort to the entire body during pregnancy for a better night's sleep. The pillow is curved at both short ends, which makes creating a pillowcase for the pillow seem like a daunting task. Fortunately, with just a few simple steps, you can make the pillowcase to keep your snoogle clean and cozy. The pillowcase is easily removed as it has simple hook and loop fasteners to keep it closed. Make as many different color pillowcases as you like and change them to suit your mood.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 yds. fabric
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Straight pins
  • Hook and loop fasteners
  • Lay out the fabric on a clean work surface. Lay the snoogle on top. Measure the height of the snoogle. You will need to take the height into account when drawing the final shape for the pillowcase.

  • Trace around the snoogle with tailor's chalk and remove it from the fabric. Add 2 inches to the height of the snoogle and then divide the number by 2. You will need to augment the traced line by this amount to accommodate the pillowcase. For example, if the snoogle is 6 inches high, add 2 inches. Divide 8 by 2 for a total of 4 inches. You will need to trace a second outline 4 inches out from the original snoogle drawing.

  • Cut out the extended shape from your fabric. Lay it on another piece of fabric, trace and cut a second snoogle shape from the fabric.

  • Lay the two shapes together with right sides together. Sew a straight stitch down the long, curved edge of the snoogle shape. Sew along the two short ends as well.

  • Fold over 1/2-inch along the side opposite the curved edge. Sew the folds in place to create smooth edges. Turn the fabric right side out.

  • Cut about 10 pieces of hook fastener and 10 pieces of the complementary loop fastener. Make each piece about 2 inches long by 1 inch wide. The fasteners will be used to keep the pillowcase closed around the snoogle.

  • Pin the hook fasteners along the outside edge of the open side of the pillowcase. Pin the complementary pieces on the inside of the opposite open side of the pillowcase. Press the hook and loop fasteners together to make sure they are aligned properly. Sew the fasteners in place.

  • Slide the snoogle pillow into the pillowcase and close with the hook and loop fasteners.

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References

  • "Sew Darn Cute"; Jenny Ryan; 2009
  • "Mixed and Stitched"; Jen Osborn; 2011
  • Photo Credit Photos.com/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images
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