Seat Belt Pillow DIY~ Look What I Made

01/13/2012 12:00 pm · 3 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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Thanks to Living Life and Loving Every Second for passing along this DIY post for a seat belt pillow.  This is totally one of those “why didn’t I think or that” ideas.  Simple to make too!

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I am pretty sure EVERY mom has had those moments where you look back at your child in the car and their heads are in such a horrible position you just want to find a way to strap their heads upright so they can sleep more comfortable in the car….that brings me to this post and it was inspired by this Pin on Pintrest it was not a tutorial instead it was a store where you can buy one and I thought I could make this EASY and I DID!!!!!!!

1.Cut two 26″x6″ pieces of fleece

2.Cut six 9″ pieces of ribbon *make sure to burn the ends to prevent fray

3.You will zig zag stitch all the way around leaving an opening to stuff

4.Hand stitch the ribbon on and VOILA ENJOY!!

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9 comments
Robin Butler
Robin Butler

Thanks for the tutorial. As a parent, of course all of us want our child to be safe. I just wanted to THANK you for taking the time to create something and share it with others. I can't imagine having our child sit up the proper way with a little cushion is not safe, while they are SLEEPING. Now if the child fell asleep and was hanging their head over, like most seem to do, then I think that is FAR more dangerous than this. I plan to make these and use them for my own children on our next trip.

Rachel
Rachel

OK, I have to just say that this looks like a great idea for car trips. What a bunch of Debbie Downers with the negative comments. I see no way that this is going to interfere with the locking mechanism of the seat belt. Let's face it, the padding on these isn't any thicker than a winter coat. Great idea! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Meredith B.
Meredith B.

I looked up info on the safety of something like what you've made here and I didn't see anything to indicate that they are unsafe, especially since the cushion doesn't fit over the belt but is attached with the ribbons and as long as the cushion is facing out and not in. I don't see how it would interfere with the locking feature of the belt. I plan on making one and I'll test it first before using it but I think it looks great!

Jaime
Jaime

My MIL works for Safe Kids and these are NOT to be used. As previous posts stated, they can interfere with the belts ability to work properly. In an accident, a proper belt should lock so tight it leaves marks on your body. With this on there it cannot do that! sorry, but saftey FIRST!

Jennifer Leininger
Jennifer Leininger

Agreed, this thing looks unsafe and that child looks small enough he may probably still need to be in a 5 point harness. I worked in Law enforcement and it was so sad to hear/ see accidents that involved severe injury of anyone, let alone a child, due to something that could have been preventable due to something like properly restraining your child or yourself, or not using equipment that did not meet safety requirements. http://www.safekids.org/in-your-area/safety-laws/find-safety-laws.html?legstate=ID&gclid=CJ-Sztn8za0CFWrktgodRzHJoA

Nicole
Nicole

Not to rain on any parades, because these look awesome...but my hubby is a car guy, went to a week long training on safety and included kids. Things like this are not safe. He won't even let me wear a cushion on my seat belt so it won't dig into my shoulder because it messes with the locking mechanisms in a crash. I would check on its safety first. :-)

tina7g
tina7g

I was in a front end crash, I DO have the seat belt cushions for comfort, and YES both of my  front seat belts locked just as they were supposed to do. The locking mechinisim is inside the part of the seat belt that is tucked under your seat or in the wall of the car, not in the actual belt itself. Use common sense and it should all be ok

Carissa
Carissa

When I first found out they were that expensive I was bummed as well. I am glad so many people have liked my post and it takes only 15 min. to make if that haha! be sure to check my blog www.clurcook.blogspot.com to check for more tutorials coming soon!! And if you do make one I would love to see it! (clurcook985@yahoo.com) ~Carissa Lurcook

Tonya
Tonya

I was just looking at these online last night & they are expensive. Thanks for the post. I might try to make one of these myself...or talk Mama into doing it.

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