On-the-Go Comfort: DIY Travel Cushion for Kids

On-the-Go Comfort: DIY Travel Cushion for Kids

Traveling with kids can be an adventure in itself, but ensuring they are comfortable during the journey can make a world of difference. Last week I shared several helpful DIY projects that will make your next road trip easier.

In this tutorial, I’ll guide you through the steps to create a delightful and comfortable DIY travel cushion for kids. Not only is this project easy and fun, but it also allows you to personalize the cushion with your child’s favorite colors and patterns. Let’s get started on making your next trip more comfortable and enjoyable for your little ones!

DIY Travel Cushion Supplies

  • Cotton Fabric
  • Poly-Fil Fiber Fill
  • Chalk
  • Ruler
  • Fabric Paint & Brushes
  • 12″ Elastic
  • Sewing Machine


Step 1: Use the pattern to cut two pieces of the desired fabric to 22″x27″ panels.

Step 2: Measure the dimensions shown on the pattern and mark them with chalk. It will create the “U” shape for the DIY travel cushion for kids.

Step 3: Use fabric paint to fill in the face design. Be sure to place cardboard or a plastic placemat under the fabric to protect your work surface. Let the fabric dry completely and then iron it.

Step 4: Place the fabric squares with the wrong sides together. Sew along the two long sides and the bottom. Do not sew at the top where the “ears” are.

Step 5: Sew along the smaller “U” inside the design. I stitched right along the chalk lines. Again, do not sew the top closed.

Step 6: Cut out the small rectangle inside the “U” shape. Flip the cushion cover inside out.

Step 7: Stuff the cushion with Poly-Fil Fiber Fill. Fill the bottom first, then fill the sides.

Step 8: Fold, iron, and pin the tops of the “ears” down. Insert the elastic and sew across twice to close the cushion and secure the elastic.

On-the-Go Comfort: DIY Travel Cushion for Kids

This cute cushion is now road trip ready! The elastic makes it easy for kids to carry, and also stretches over the headrest to keep the travel pillow in place. This comfy pillow will help hold kids’ heads in place if they doze off in the car.

On-the-Go Comfort: DIY Travel Cushion for Kids

The lap cushion is perfect for holding devices or resting toys on. Since the cushion is so light and portable it can be carried anywhere and used as a pillow. It’s so easy to make and such a versatile project! Have fun crafting and creating your own DIY travel cushion for kids!

On-the-Go Comfort: DIY Travel Cushion for Kids

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