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cjbear
« on: December 29, 2009 03:26:27 PM »

I am making a nursing pillow for one my my 5 pregnant coworkers (EKK! It must be something in the water!).  This is a horseshoe shaped pillow, so it simply takes two U-shaped cuts of fabric sewn together (except for a little 4" opening to stuff n' stitch).  One of the U-shapes is a cute cotton fabric while the other half is non-pill fleece (I'm trying to think of what babies like, which I would assume to be boobs, cartoons and soft stuff).  I found that when I started stuffing the ends of the U-shape puckers began to form.  SOOOO I unstuffed it, turned it inside out, and cut some small notches close the the seam and restuffed....it only got more noticeable.  Am I doing something wrong or are nursing pillows supposed to have these awkward puckers?  If I keep stuffing it will it get even worse?  Is my fabric choice the problem?  Should I add some kind of detail around the edges to hide the puckers?
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Greenimimi
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2009 07:06:50 PM »

Are the puckers on both sides of the seam or only on the stretchier fabric(i.e. the fleece)? If the puckering is occurring on both sides you might be able to fix it by either stuffing it very tightly or by reinforcing the seams.
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wildwoodgardens
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009 08:43:54 PM »

You just need to clip the curves. Cut into the seam allowance about every 1/4" along the curve. I use a little sharp embroidery scissor. Be careful not to cut through the seam.
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cjbear
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010 11:39:16 AM »

Here is the finished pillow - even after clipping the corners it still puckered. I didn't want to overstuff it, otherwise the ends would be really firm and the outside parts soft (I wanted it soft throughout).  While it's not exactly what I wanted, it still worked out (and babies don't know the difference!).  The pattern is from "Simple Sewing for Baby" by Lotta Jansdotter



Fabric from Crafty Planet, back side has non-pill fleece
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