DIY Mastectomy Comfort Pillow
A heart-shaped mastectomy pillow is one of the most popular.
A simple double mastectomy pillow pattern available on createtodonate.org
A single arm mastectomy pillow with soothing gel pack pocket.
You need: 100% cotton patterned fabric at 14” x 9”, 100% cotton solid fabric a to 14” x 9”, 14” x 5.5” of solid fabric, polyfil, & arm divot pattern.
1
Prepare the pocket piece by folding an edge over 1/2”, finger pressing, then filing another 1/2”.
2
Use a zigzag or 1/8” allowance straight stitch to sew the finished edge to secure.
3
Prepare all the pillow pieces for sewing. Place the fabrics right sides together & clip.
4
Sew the sides of the pillow using 1/2” seam allowance.
5
Cut out the arm divot & clip to prepare for sewing. Tip: push the edge of the pocket down so it doesn’t get caught in the seam.
6
Sew the top of the pillow using a 1/4” seam allowance.
7
Sew the bottom of the pillow using 1/2” seam allowance. Leave a 3” turning hole.
8
Trim the corners then turn right sides out. Keep the solid fabrics together when turning.
9
Finger press the edges & stuff with polyfil. Clip the turning hole edges together so you can sew them together.
10
Sew the hole closed using a 1/4” seam allowance. Hand stitching with a ladder stitch is also a good approach for a more seamless (punny!) look.
11
Now that the pillow is done you can add hot or cold packs to the pocket.
Another extremely useful thing you can make for mastectomy patients? Drain bag holders for the shower. These take only minutes to make too!
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14” x 9”
100% Cotton Fabric (patterned)
14” x 9”
100% Cotton Fabric (solid)
14” x 9”
100% Cotton Fabric (solid)
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