The DIY Athlete: Homemade Buckwheat Pillow

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In order to compete at your highest athletic potential, you must get a good night's sleep. So, it's important to have a comfortable and supportive pillow. A homemade buckwheat pillow will keep your neck and head comfortable and stable throughout the night.

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In order to compete at your highest athletic potential, you must get a good night's sleep. So, it's important to have a comfortable and supportive pillow. A homemade buckwheat pillow will keep your neck and head comfortable and stable throughout the night.

Homemade Buckwheat Pillow Supplies

  • Cotton fabric
  • Measuring tape
  • Straight pins
  • Cotton thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Funnel
  • Buckwheat hulls
  • Lavender essential oil

Homemade Buckwheat Pillow Directions

  • Cut a 18" x 48" rectangle out of tight-weave cotton fabric.
  • Fold the rectangle in half width-wise, keeping patterned sides together. Pin along the edges, leaving a one-fourth inch seam allowance between the edges and the pins.
  • Sew around the edges using cotton thread and a sewing needle. Leave a four-inch section open. Remove all the straight pins.
  • Turn the pillow right side out. Insert a funnel in the opening.
  • Fill the pillow three-fourths full with buckwheat hulls. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil.
  • Turn the raw edges of the open section under by one-fourth inch. Sew closed.


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