Introduction: Side Sleeper Pro Pillowcase

So I bought a side sleep pro pillow and after putting a pillowcase over it I realized you can't use it correctly with a regular pillowcase because you can't fit your shoulder in properly. So I went about making my own. My sewing is still really crappy but enough to do the trick. Please be gentle with my sewing skill and poor planning.

Materials:
-Fabric
-Sewing Machine
-Pen, paper, scissors

Cost: High: $10
               Low: $0

Time: High: 1 hour
               Low: 2.5 hours

Step 1: Cut Out the Shape

Pic#1: Cut out shape on newspaper

Pic#2: Cut

Pic#3: Pieces cut out

Step 2: Sew Inside Out

Start at the bottom corner of the long side of the pillow. I followed how the pillowcase that came with it. I left that rectangular portion for last.

Pic#1: Where to start and finish

Pic#2: Leave some material when you begin because thats where you'll close at

Pic#3: One side finished

Step 3: Sew on 2 Pieces for Pocket

Pic#1: Before pocket, I cut off that excess for a one of the two pieces

Pic#2: 2 pieces cut out

Pic#3: Sewed the edges

Pic#4: Just wanted to finish so I didn't go into detail

            Use the excess on both sides to sew on the inside the two pieces, one of the pieces should overlap the other

Step 4: Finished

Comments

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mickeymom made it!(author)2014-12-05

i am unable to physically to sew-has anyone contacted you and said they would make these. i have been over all the web and they want me to buy another pillow to get a case

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ChrysN made it!(author)2011-06-14

Nice! How do you like the side sleeper pillow? Is it comfortable?

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CathieP made it!(author)2014-10-29

It is!! I have a problem with a lymph node on my rt side behind my ear and this pillow has been a God send!! No more problems sleeping due to the hole for the ear!

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CathieP made it!(author)2014-10-29

I had a problem with my siatica and bought one of these and haven't had a problem for over a year now!!! I now own 2 of these pillows. They are the greatest since sliced bread! ; ) Now that I have found your pillow cases I am really happy! Like butter on the bread!! I will let you know when I make mine to let you know how easy it was or I will take you up on the offer to place an order, Thank you for posting this!!

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jianqiang made it!(author)2011-06-15

Hmmm, it feels nice, supports your head well because theres no gap of pillow between your shoulder and head but....I guess I like to squirm around when I sleep and when I wake up I'm not sleeping on my side. It only works if you sleep on your side, so if you move around its an very oddly shaped pillow.

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desert007bloom made it!(author)2013-04-22

I'm also a restless sleeper, but the side pillow feels so good on my neck. It encourages good posture in sleeping and less likely to awaken all twisted in a knot as my neck and shoulder were back in January. I have been dealing with extremely painful muscle spasms ever since. I encourage people who even think they might like it to try it. I bought mine on ebay for $16.23, and it was flown to me here in New Mexico! I do not know how the seller made a penny on it!

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desert007bloom made it!(author)2013-04-22

Thanks for giving me the courage to try my hand at it!

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