Category: Toileting

Make Your Own Lumbar Support Pillow-No Sew

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide lower back support while sitting.
MATERIALS USED: A standard sized pillowcase, 2 elastic headbands – you can find these in the hair accessories section of most stores. The elastic ones will work best for this project. You will probably want both to be the same color, A bath towel you don’t need anymore, Masking tape, Ribbon- any medium/wide ribbon will do, preferably something strong and that the adhesive of the Velcro will stick to well, Scissors, Sticky back Velcro- I used a long strip so that the pillow is easily adjustable to several chairs
PREPPARATION:
1.First, gather your materials.
2.Fold the bath towel in half longwise and roll it up tightly. Then use masking tape and wrap it around the towel roll tightly to secure it.
3. Next, drop the towel roll into the pillowcase making sure it is flush against the short end of the pillowcase. Roll the pillowcase up tightly.
This works best when you push the pillowcase down around the towel roll and then fold the rest of the pillowcase around it.
4. Secure the pillowcase with the 2 headbands wrapping them around twice each.
5. Measure the ribbon to the chair you will be using it in. Wrapping the ribbon around the chair twice should give you a good estimate as to how much you will need. You can take the pillow with you to any chair, so if you plan on using it in several chairs add a little extra to accommodate.
Thread the ribbon through the headbands. If there is a side of the pillow you would like to hide, thread the ribbon through that side.
Measure, cut and stick the Velcro to the ends of the ribbon. If you would like it to be more adaptable, add more length of Velcro.
6. Place the pillow where the natural curve of your back is. Some people call this the small of their back. If it is too low it will not help your posture, and if it is too high it will be uncomfortable. Sit in the chair and move it around until you find a comfortable position.
Do your best to stuff the ends of the pillowcase under the elastic. It doesn’t have to be perfect. One side of the pillow will be against the chair so it won’t be seen.

Author: bridge47 on instructables.com.

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