While the losses are many, there are quite a few survivors out there and comfort pillows are just a small thing which helps make the recovery process a bit more tolerable.
A couple of years a go a co-worker was fighting breast cancer, and had to endure two surgeries. The first surgery she kept very quiet, and I didn't know until after the fact.When she was scheduled for her second surgery, I asked her if she had her comfort pillow, she didn't know what I was talking about. That night I whipped up a pillow for her and brought it in the very next day. The note I received from her telling me what a difference the pillow made in her recovery is something I'll never forget. To realize that this tiny little pillow helped ease so much pain was shocking and humbling to me. The fact that something that literally took me about 15 minutes to make could profoundly change some one's life is astounding.
- Pillow measures approximately 12 ½” X 9 ½”
- Piece, applique, or use any technique to make a top.
- Cut backing fabric after top is done and cut it the size of the top. Slight variations in the size of pillow are okay.
- Right sides together, sew top and backing all around leaving an opening of approximately 2-3” allowing for the filling.
- Turn right side out, press as needed, and fill the pillow with SOFT polyfil. Stuff looser than you might ordinarily stuff for pillows or other filled items. Squeeze to test for softness and adjust filling if necessary.
- Sew opening closed.
- Unstuffed shells are acceptable too.