No Sew Pluto Travel Pillow Tutorial

5 Jan

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Are you getting antsy for summer travels? I know my household is! There’s nothing like a good family car ride. Today I get to offer you a No Sew Pluto Travel Pillow Tutorial. 

No Sew Pluto Travel Pillow Tutorial

Aren’t these adorable? Disney Family has a really easy tutorial to make these kids travel pillows, including a printable template!

Supplies you’ll need:

*Pluto Travel Pillow template (see below)
* scissors
* Straight pins for pinning the template piece to the fabric
* Golden yellow fleece, 1/3 yard
* Black fleece (1/4 yard) or black felt (1 sheet)
* Sticky-back felt (one sheet each of white, black, and green)
* Permanent fabric adhesive (Aleene’s Fabric Fusion works well)
* Iron
* Pressing cloth (or piece of cotton cloth)
* Polyester fiberfill
* Wooden spoon


1. Print the template and cut out the pieces. Tape the top and bottom head pieces together, as shown, overlapping them by 1/2 inch. Now use the template pieces to cut out all the shapes in the specified colors of fleece and felt.

2. Press the felt face piece firmly onto one of the fleece head pieces. Then press the eyes and nose in place.

3. Cut out a sticky-back black felt grin line that is roughly the width of the nose and firmly press it onto the fleece just above the neck.

4. Use fabric adhesive to attach the tops of the ears to the sides of the second fleece head, as shown. Set the adhesive as instructed by the manufacturer.

5. Now apply a line of adhesive 3/8-inch in from the edge of the same head piece you attached the ears to. Go all the way around the head and over the ear tops, leaving only the bottom edge of the neck unglued. This will provide an opening for stuffing the pillow.

6. Again, set the adhesive as instructed by the manufacturer.

7. Stuff the pillow with fiberfill, using the handle of the wooden spoon to push the polyester into the curves.

8. Glue the bottom of the neck closed and set the adhesive.

9. Finally, peel the backing off the collar piece and fold it in half, sandwiching the neck between it.


16 Responses to “No Sew Pluto Travel Pillow Tutorial”

  1. Allison January 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    That is adorable!! Great idea! Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂

  2. Judy January 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm #

    That is super cute. It doesn’t look homemade at all and any kid would love traveling with that!

  3. Marie {Make and Takes} January 7, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    What a darling pillow, perfect for our trip this summer to Disneyland!! I’d love to have you submit this to the M&T Spotlight:

  4. Stef January 7, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    Super cute!!

  5. radn January 8, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    very cute!


  6. To Sew With Love January 8, 2011 at 11:51 pm #

    so lovely! would love for you to link up at our link-up party!

  7. Life with the Lebedas January 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Cute! LOve the idea. Thanks for sharing!
    Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!
    Hope your having a great weekend!

  8. Language Friendly January 10, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

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  9. To Sew With Love January 11, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    thanks for sharing this cute project at our linky party!

  10. AmieAnn January 12, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    This is sooo adorable! Looks so comfy for that LONG drive to Disney too! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. and I am your newest follower.. good luck getting to 100!
    Amie @

  11. Katie's Nesting Spot January 13, 2011 at 2:22 am #

    That is so cute, I can’t believe it’s no sew! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I love being inspired by the participants. I hope you’ll come back next week too, we love to see familiar faces!

  12. To Sew With Love January 15, 2011 at 1:32 am #

    Hi, you are featured! dont forget to grab your featured button! cant wait to see what you have for this week!

  13. Christina @ The Tattered Tag April 10, 2011 at 3:19 am #

    So sweet & adorable!! Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming crafts & great ideas. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  14. listing August 15, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Great bravooo bravod nice work mang

  15. Gloria September 13, 2015 at 9:52 am #

    I really want to make this for my daughter but the links are not available anymore, can you update this post?

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