When we head to Disney our total stay will include the three days of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, Thurs – Saturday, and three-ish additional days, Sunday – Tuesday morning experiencing the magic on our own. Having chosen to extend our stay, we have to shorten our travel time. Add this to the “It costs HOW MUCH to fly five people to Florida?!” factor and you have a family of five with three kids six and under driving to Walt Disney World Resorts …from Kansas….in less than two days.
The first and largest piece of our trip will be driven overnight (by she who drew the short straw) and in an attempt to keep my kids as comfortable and therefor asleep as long as possible …. I decide to deck out their car seats with these seatbelt pillows.
I’ve seen such things around the inter webz….stores specializing in kid gadgets sell all kinds of versions of these…usually around $30. Hmmm…. 3 kids x $30 …. we are starting to defeat the purpose of not flying. I figured I could make them myself. I toiled. I stressed. I analyzed. Then I came up with the simplest pillows that the SuperKids have fallen in LOVE with…
I chose to make inserts and covers because, well…. my kids are droolers….. and SuperBaby still pees UP sometimes when he sleeps. I wanted to be able to take the covers off and wash them.
I’m not a huge fashion designer, and this is the first thing I’ve sewn in over 15 years… so it is a no frills kind of project. But you know what? The SuperKids are THRILLED with their pillows!
Due to the overwhelming and amazing popularity of these pillows (and how great they have been for my kids) I have opened an Etsy store, SuperJennCreations, where I sell a very detailed PDF pattern for these seat belt pillows as well as a teen/adult sized version. I also sell DIY Kits complete with pre-cut and washed fabric, Velcro and PolyFil so you can make up your pillows at home. If sewing is not your gig…. I will make them for you! You can purchase fully assembled pillows as well.