Pillows come in various shapes, so if you want to level up your standard, plain-looking pillow, you’ve stumbled in the right article; how to hump a pillow?
Round pillows are perfect as decorations on your couches, armchairs, and chairs; they are unique and beautiful to look at in any part of your house.
Regardless, if you’re in the UK and thinking about the next project, why not try to alter your old pillow to around one? Keep on reading to find out how!
Steps To Hump A Pillow
Whether what size, the primary purpose of pillows is for comfort, and most people love round pillows because it gives them extra cosiness while making your place look chic.
So, how to hump a pillow or make it round? You’d want to prepare the following materials beforehand:
- Sewing machine
- Paper template
- Stuffing (polyester, memory foam, feather, or buckwheat hulls)
Step #1. Create a template
Using a piece of paper, you want to create a round template by folding the paper in half and cut it in a half-circle (23cm in diameter), leaving a 1cm seam allowance.
Step #2. Follow the template and cut
Now, unfold the template, and you should have a round piece of paper.
Pin your template on the fabric and cut. Unpin the template from the material and place it on the other fabric.
Cut the fabric, and now you have to circles.
Step #3. Sew the fabric together
Place the two fabrics on top of each other and pin them.
Now, sew the edges with a seam allowance of 1 cm, and leave at least 3-5 cm as the opening.
Step #4. Stuff it up
Next, you want to clip the seam allowance but don’t cut it entirely. After that, turn your pillow right side out and fill it with the stuffing of your choice till it reaches your desired fullness.
The last and final step would be sewing the opening, and that’s it!
Nevertheless, have you ever wondered why we use pillows in the first place? Well, I did, and I researched it, and here’s what I found out.
Why People Use Pillow
When you think about it, our head, neck, and spines are always upright in a vertical alignment, supported by muscles and tendons.
That might be the reason why we get neck pains quickly, and once we lay down, it’s as if all the pain and burdens of the day fades away.
Sleeping helps to relax our muscles, making our heads fall backwards or forwards.
The position stresses our spine and neck muscles; you will wake up with a terrible stiff neck and back pains for sure.
But, how can a pillow help us avoid this?
Pillows serve as support
Using a pillow will help us achieve a good night’s sleep by elevating our head and neck until it aligns with our spine, relaxing our muscles despite what sleeping position.
The said position will help you breathe easier and promotes better circulation of the blood.
Different pillows for your needs
As I have said earlier, pillows come in different shapes and sizes, and most manufacturers are trying to change the game by creating a pillow for individual sleepers.
Now, you can choose from various supportive pillows for your alignment issues.
An orthopaedic pillow for sleepers keeps their head, spine, and knees supported as they sleep all night.
I would use pillows to support my back, or I would place them between my thighs because my hip would hurt if I sleep on my side without any support.
And there is a lumbar pillow if you want to have something between your lower back and mattress or maybe a chair while you work.
If you prefer to sleep in a vertical position, a neck or cervical pillow would be best for you as it supports this kind of sleeping position.
Since the cervical pillow works by placing it around your neck, the pillow will push your head a bit forward to align your neck and spine.
Some sleepers don’t use such a pillow to limit their breathing and strain their neck and back.
Before, owning a cloth pillow is like owning an iPhone or maybe a sports car as it is only exclusive for wealthy families, including the royalty.
And for lower-class and peasants, they would sleep with pillows from a straw or just their arm to very uncomfortable sleep.
So, consider yourself lucky if you have a pillow to sleep at night; a royalty if it’s the old times!
As for ancient cultures, their pillows were not that soft, not even close as they would use blocks or stones or woods!
Thinking about it makes my head hurt. Thankfully, our pillows filled with feathers, buckwheat hulls, and my favourite memory foams exist for comfort.
How to hump a pillow is easy. You would only need your sewing kits, fabric, and stuffing, and you can surely do it in the UK on your own!
Round pillows are perfect for improving your interior and sleeping, of course!
Regardless, I hope you learned a lot from this article. Now, grab an old pillow and level it up using my tips!