There are people, like my husband, who like to fall asleep in complete silence. Then there is the rest of us, who like background music or soothing sounds to lull us into the nightscape.

Often these silence sleepers complain when we sound sleepers need our noise to catch our 40 winks and we are left with the dilemma - a night of silent insomnia, or strangling in our sleep at the hands of headphones.

Nothing is more useful than something that prevents death, right?
So I made a personal boom-box/ goodnight pillow which only the head that is resting upon can hear.

The perfect solution! And it might even save a marriage or two.

This instructable shows how to make a plushie, functioning personal boom-box. You can stop there if you wish. Or you can go on to make the goodnight radio pillow to rest your weary head. The plushie attaches to the pillow (it also can be removed so the pillow can be washed) and through a series of button holes, the wire is always safely tucked away.

This instuctable has been created for the SEWUSEFUL Instructable/Etsy contest.
If all this seems too time consuming and you just want to get some shut-eye, find this item in my Etsy Shop.

N.B. Unlike the other cushions in my shop, I do not suggest putting pins in this one!!

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Step 1: Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials

Items with a * are not needed if only making the Plushie Personal Boom-box

Cotton Fabric (for *pillow case and radio patch)
Felt (for speakers and back of patch - felt is not necessary, but is good because it does not fray)
Sound device (I used a cheap FM radio, but this would work for mp3 players etc)
T-Shirt transfer (or if you prefer, stencil and ink)
*Velcro (I do not suggest sticky Velcro, but it is what I had)
Sew-on snap
*Small Pillow
Polyester Fibrefil

Sewing Machine (Mine is called Nemesis - but yours doesn't have to have a name. She should have a button hole function though)
Ironing board or surface
Hard surface (for transfer)
Old pillow case (for transfer)
Taylors chalk
Measuring tape
Utility knife
Cutting matt (if you're not ghetto and cut on the desk like me)
Hand-sewing needle
Seam ripper
Button hole Foot

wow. you have seriously got talent he/she!Sorry I really don't know. But still pretty good. I like it. wait no i don't. i LOVE it! keep it up!
Yeah this is the crills
This really has to be featured! 5/5 and favorites
Nice One To
"Ahhhh, my ear is right on teh speaker, turn it down, TURN IT DOWN!" just kidding, this is pretty cool! I
Please add a link in your Instructable to your plushie/pillow's Etsy page, so it can be included in the Sew Useful Contest.
ok i have it linked
I am still working on the listing

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