Anyway, it's a 4 1/2 hour drive, which really isn't that long...but I HATE long car rides! What I hate even more is driving. Luckily, I have an amazing husband that is willing to drive all long distances for me and never complains. Not even when his lower back is killing him. He mentioned to me a little while ago that driving for a long time really hurts his lower back, so I decided to make him a lumbar support pillow. It's a nifty little pillow that is placed in between the curve of the lower back and the chair (or seat or whatever) and provides support to the lower back.
You will need:
Fabric (I used a 12" x 23" rectangle and the two curved pieces were about 10" x 3". I also used snuggly soft fleece but you can use whatever you have on hand.)
Sewing machine, thread, scissors, seam ripper, etc.
*Note: I used a 1/4 inch seam for the entire project.
The hardest part of this project was getting the right measurements for the pillow. I carefully held up a piece of paper perpendicular to my husband's back and traced a line that followed the curve of his back. This also helped me figure out how tall the pillow would be. After a little bit of trial and error, I came up with this shape. I call it the "D" shape.
Cut out two of your "D" shape and your rectangle. That's it for your pieces!! Next, you'll need to pin down the flat side of your "D" shape against the long side of your rectangle (right sides together). Be sure to line up the corners. Do the same on the opposite side, so the the curves of your "D" shape are facing each other.
And that's it! You're done! No more suffering from lower back pain during long car rides! Wrap in up in pretty paper and see the happy face of the recipient! (This is also fun to do if it was for yourself, it feels like a real present!)
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