I have to credit this idea to my cousin Tiffany who had one of these infant head supports for her little girl Cora. I have decided that it is to be called a head Snuggie as it snugs up great to support little noggins! See a pic of the lovely Cora below with her Snuggie:
When I took a look at it, I knew that I could make it easily.
I am pleased to report that this snuggie was a hit as a gift for my grandson!
It works also as a head support while changing baby, as well as in the car seat.
I chose gender neutral prints as we did not know until my grandchild arrived that he was a boy. My daughter and her husband wanted to wait on the gender reveal and it made a wonderful surprise. The below picture shows the head snuggie lined up on the changing table with a serged and environmentally friendly bottom wipe, See that blog post here. We are ready to change baby below:
As you can see there was a design modification for the head snuggie that took place in BC while I was out visiting. The light stuffing in the centre was removed and a triple line of stitching was added to allow for babies neck contour. The snuggies look like butterflies and they are very effective at supporting babies head. See picture of my adorable grandson Eli with his head snuggie below:
How to Make the Head Snuggie
What you will need:
Free Pattern Download Here
A piece of cotton fabric (cotton breathes) (pre-washed so it will not shrink too much when it is washed)
Fiber fill stuffing
Thread to match
A sewing machine
Normal sewing notions
Hand sewing needle
How to make your head snuggie:
Download the Free Pattern Here
Using the pattern, Cut 2 from fabric
Sew right sides together leaving a 3" gap on one side of the neck area to turn to the right side
Turn snuggie to the right side
Stuff moderately dense with fiber fill on the "wing" ends only, leaving the centre neck area free of stuffing,
Sew the gap in the neck area closed by hand with a slip stitch
Sew 3 top stitch lines of sewing in the neck area about 1/2" apart, see above picture.
And you are done. 20 minutes of work and several months of use. A win, win!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try your hand at making this very easy gift!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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