How to make your own custom travel pillow

In a quest for a versatile yet VERY comfortable pillow, Jason designed a travel pillow that so far has received nothing but positive reviews.  These pillows are so comfortable and versatile, for all sleeping positions, that feedback tells us that most people use them not only for travel but every night in their own bed…as do we!  We hear over and over, from adults, how their spouse or kids stole their pillow that they ordered from us and they need another.  So, how about we show you how easy it is to make for yourself?  Below the video, you will find links to the supplies you will need.

Supplies you will need:

*The most important part is the filling. I went through several different fillers over several months before I found the right ones. If you use cheap filler, your pillow will suck. Trust me! There are only 2 that you should choose from. Either shredded memory foam or polyester down alternative.

Jaxx Shredded memory foam fill (makes 3 or 4 pillows) –

Enviroloft Down Alternative Fiberfill – (makes 3 or 4 pillows) –

*I just want to stress one more time…use one of the above fillers and nothing else.

Elastic –

Plastic Buckles –

Thread, batting, and fabric of your choice – Your local fabric store.

Note: The dimensions of your fabric to make a pillow are 17″ x 40″.


4 replies
  1. Deborah
    Deborah says:

    Hi, thanks for the instructions! May I ask how much filling to stuff into the pillow? Should it be fully filled up or should there be some extra space left in the pillow so that it can fold and wrap around my neck? Thanks in advance!! :))

    • Jason
      Jason says:

      I like for mine to be a little soft so I can arrange it in any position. However, I guess it depends on personal preference. Maybe you could try it out by temporarily closing the end somehow before you completely sew it shut.

  2. Melissa
    Melissa says:

    Approximately how many of these pillows could you make with the 5lb bag of Jaxx Premium Grade Shredded Foam Filling? I would like to make 4 of them.


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