These are a hit at my house!
A few weeks ago Heidi blogged about making these phone pillows and I thought they were great!
I knew my teen boys would love them for their phones and ipods and I'm always looking for something to make for boys.
They would sure make a great little gift for anyone!
After I sewed up a few, I decided I had to make one for myself too!
My Noteworthy scraps came in handy!
I just love it!
You can find the pattern and instructions HERE.
They were so quick and easy to make.
I did have to redraw the pattern that I printed out according to the measurements that Kim provided.
My pattern came out of the printer a bit smaller than it should have.
Maybe I didn't have the printer set up correctly, but it was easier for me to just fix it when I made the templates than figure out what to do to the printer.
Two of these are stuffed with walnut shells, and the third I experimented with and I stuffed the tips of the triangle with fiberfill and then I used walnut shells to stuff the rest of it.
I liked stuffing the tips with the fiberfill because I found that this made the phone pillow hold it's shape a bit better.
You could use rice or poly-pellets that are used for stuffed animals, but I had lots of walnut shells on hand and I liked the weight the walnut shells gave to the pillow anyway.
I did change the measurements a little bit on the one I made for myself with the Noteworthy fabric.
I decided to make the ramp a little shorter, so the phone would be at less of an angle. The ramp is part that the bottom of the phone stands on.
This was easy to accomplish, since I had made the pattern in two pieces and taped it together with painter's tape.
I just removed the tape and scooted the longer piece down an inch to make the ramp shorter. If you decide to make one of these, I would suggest that you make your pattern in two pieces, so it's easily adjustable.
You can make these for your tablets too!
I thought you might be interested in seeing these phone pillows if you haven't run across them before.
Just a fun, quick little gift that can be customized for anyone.
I certainly enjoyed making them and giving them away!