How To Make A DIY Travel Neck Pillow

by | Mar 9, 2022 | DIY, Life Hacks

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Traveling can be stressful at times, especially if you’re traveling by automobile or, even worse, by bus. However, if you have the proper equipment, you can make the trip as comfy as possible. And so we’re here with the guide on how to make a DIY travel neck pillow.

If you fall asleep on a bus, train, or plane, the hardest part is your head falling from side to side. People like to use travel neck pillows to avoid discomfort and humiliation. You can buy it, but preparing it yourself is more enjoyable.

During long flights where you have no choice but to sit, a well-made neck pillow can make a great difference. It’s simple to prepare and takes very little time. So, without further ado, read this post quickly to make your travel life easier.


To make a travel neck pillow, you’re supposed to gather all these supplies.


  • Sewing machine
  • Needle


Steps To Make A DIY Travel Neck Pillow

Now that you have the materials follow the steps and create one for yourself.

Step 1: Firstly, cut two pieces from your fabric by placing your pattern on the fold. One will be used for the front, while another will be used for the behind. Use one color for the front and another for the back if you have enough discarded materials.

Cut the fabric

Cut the fabric

Step 2: Sew all the way around the cloth pieces, leaving a 12 inch (4cm) gap on the exterior, as indicated in the image.

Stitch both pieces

Stitch both pieces

Step 3: Clip the curves but leave the gap alone. Start stuffing your cushion after giving it a good squeeze. Keep in mind that once you rest your head on the stuffing, it will crush.

Press and fill the stuffing

Press and fill the stuffing

Step 4: Using an invisible ladder stitch, close the gap. This stitch passes through the fold and is nearly undetectable if you use a similar color thread.

Close the gaps

Close the gaps

Step 5: It’s time to use your travel cushion.

Travel cushion

Travel Neck Pillow


  • Beware while using sharp objects: Keep your eyes open while using scissors or needles etc., as they can cause cuts and burns if handled carelessly.
  • Be attentive with hot equipment: Use hot equipment like iron etc., with extra care as it can cause serious burns and injuries to you.

So now you’ve got everything you need to learn how to make a DIY travel neck pillow, including the supplies and directions. It’s time to get up and try your hand at building your own travel neck cushion at home. So, what do you have to lose? Experiment with it and see what you can come up with.



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