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Now offering three different sizes!!

 

Now offering three different sizes!! Port pillow, Heart pillow, Abdominal Pillow:

To help ease the discomfort of the seat belt rubbing on your medical device!

Port pillows (3” x 6”), Comfort pillow (10” x 7”) and Abdominal pillow (7” x 13”) are placed over your ouch to keep presser of your ouch / device.

If you have a medical device (CHEMO PORT, PACEMAKER, OTHER) and are looking to buy an Ouch-less Pillow to help ease your discomfort while in a vehicle then please check out my shop on Etsy! You can find me at:  Louise’s Sewing Basket

How to use:
Wrap the hook and loop tape around your upper seat belt with the Ouch-less pillow against your chest. The hook & loop tape snugs around the seat belt. Loosen the grip if you need it to slide with your movement or snug it up to hold its spot. If it moves around too much, try a piece of drawer liner between the seat belt and hook & loop tape. If the hook & loop tape is too long you can trim it down with scissors.

Ouch-less pillows (Seat belt pillows) are designed to give you comfort while riding in a auto. Place the pillow where you need it so it can cushion your ouch from the seat belt.

Material:
Port pillow is made with 100% cotton fabric, poly-fil and hook & loop tape.
Heart pillow is made of 100% cotton fabric, poly-fil and have 2 hook N Loops
Abdominal pillow is made of 100% cotton fabric, poly-fil and have 3 hook N Loops

Machine washable
Close the hook & loop tape before washing; Wash on gentle; to help keep fuzz and lint out of the hook & loop tape, place into a washing bag/pillow case and close before washing and drying.
Washing and drying will re-fluff the pillow.

Size:
Approximate size port pillow 6” x 3”
Approximate size Heart pillow 5.5″ wide x 8”long
Approximate size Abdominal pillow 7″ wide x 13”long

Made in a Pet and smoke free home.

It is NOT a safety device and will not provide protection (only comfort).
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Tutorial for a sewn on vinyl photo sleeve

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I made a video of how to make these vinyl photo sleeves but my site plan is free and to add the videos I will have to upgrade.

I use the same process for my quilts as my vinyl sleeves, so I will be showing pictures of how I add a binding to a quilt. Note I only sew my binding once, I fold my binding,( I make shown below), over the edge and sew it on. Since the raw edge is close to the center of the binding I do not have to worry about missing raw binding edges (99% of the time) when I sew on bindings.

You will need:

One 2″ X 45″ cotton strip of fabric of your choice. the fabric needs to be long enough to go around the whole piece of vinyl.
One piece of clear vinyl mine was a 5″ x 7″
One 2″ bias tape maker
Matching thread
One piece of fabric to use under the vinyl to keep it from sticking to your machine
One well running sewing Machine
Scissors and
and a project you want to sew the vinyl sleeve onto

  1. First you make cut a 2″ x 45 ” strip of fabric. I use a 2″ bias tape maker I found at Jo-Anns.

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2. I run it throw the bias tape maker so the outer sides almost come to the center like in the picture.

3. Then I press it in half but leave a 1/32″ of the back showing.

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4. I set my machine to a decorative stitch that doesn’t have too many tight stitches other wise it would cut the vinyl. I like a wide stitch to make sure I tack the back and front at the same time.

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5. I place my binding over the edge of the quilt or vinyl almost to the center, but not touching. I leave a three inch tail before I start sewing so I can have binding fabric to end with.

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6. Here is the trick for me to sew on clear Vinyl is to put another piece of fabric under the vinyl butting up to the sewing foot. Make sure its not in the path of the needle. I am not sewing that green foot ball fabric to the vinyl. Just the navy with stars binding in the picture below.

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7. Then I sew all the way to the corner and stop at the very edge of the vinyl or quilt. Stop remove the vinyl/quilt cut the threads.

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8. Then do a Cobra snake flare with the fabric.

 

 

9. I then fold it back on its self to form a mitered corner. I put a pin where my finger is to hold the fabric and that way I can make a better corner. It takes practice.  Once I am happy with my miter I slide the corner in from the back of the foot to make sure I don’t mess up my fold. It depends on how I want my corners sewn will depend on how I start sewing a corner. On my fidget Lap Quilts I do a straight stitch with a back and forth stitch for extra hold. I my reg quilts I just start with the decor stitch.

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10. Once I get all the way around the quilt vinyl sleeve I stop 3″ from where I started and back stitch or tack stitch.

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11. I trim my end to a 1/4 inch over lap then sew it together. First I turn it to right sides together and use pin to make sure the edges are even. Then sew a 1/4 inch seam.

12. Finger press the seam open and turn back to the folded position. Making sure the binding lays flat on the vinyl or quilt if it buckles make your seam a little wider. if its too tight make your seam smaller.

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13. Start sewing with your decorative stitch where you left off to where you started sewing. and your binding is finished.

14. Once you have the vinyl sleeve finish you can sew it onto any project you want. Makie sure you only sew three sides on, leaving one side open to add information.

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If this was  helpful let me know, if you have any question ask and I hope I can help.

Louise