Want to save money by making your own Boppy pillow but don’t like to sew (or don’t know how)? No problem! This is what I like to call the “Cheater’s Boppy”, because you really don’t have to make anything yourself. A normal Boppy costs about $40. A Cheater Boppy, on the other hand, will cost you less than half of a normal Boppy, but still look and feel like the real thing! Follow these steps to make your own:
Cheater Step #1: Go and buy a Boppy slipcover. There are many Boppy slipcovers available to choose from for only $9.99 available online or at stores like Target. Buying the slipcover versus making it is a great option for those who don’t know how or don’t like to sew, or for those who simply don’t have the time or resources to do it. On top of that, making your own slipcover can be just as expensive to buy it! Assuming you already have a sewing machine, material to make a slipcover easily runs $6 a yard and up. And after purchasing string and a zipper, plus considering the time involved to make it, you might be just as well off to purchase a slipcover. So don’t feel bad about being a cheater, and just buy the Boppy slipcover!
Cheater Step #2: Buy polyfil and stuff. Here is where you’ll really save some cash! Instead of purchasing a $30 Boppy pillow, buy enough polyester stuffing to completely fill your Boppy slipcover. My personal favorite is the Mountain Mist brand. Total cost for a 20 oz. bag was $2.99, which is enough to stuff a slipcover. One nice thing about stuffing the slipcover yourself is you can control how firm or soft your pillow will be. Plus it will only cost about one-tenth the price of a normal Boppy pillow!
Cheater Step #3: Zip it up and enjoy! Congratulations! With a quick zip of the slipcover you now have a complete, brand new, fully-functioning Boppy pillow for about one-quarter of the price! Your baby and friends will never know the difference, unless you decide to tell them your clever scheme.
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And today you might be picking out Boppy pillows for your baby, but sooner than you know, you’ll be thinking about school! It’s never too early to consider homeschooling! Make sure you read about how homeschooling has been an amazing and freeing choice for our family, and it can be for yours too!
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I just did this and it’s so much easier and cheaper than making or buying one. The only addition I would make is that I plan to use a needle and thread to sew the zipper shut. I will probably ask for a boppy cover if anyone wants to get us a baby gift (not having a shower) and use it as the actual washable cover.