How to Make Boppy Cover Pattern

How to Make Boppy Cover Pattern

Boppy Cover Pattern

Whether you’re looking for a simple replacement or a fancy cover, this boppy cover patternย tutorial will help you create all the Boppy covers you could ever want!

To start, let’s make the boppy cover pattern.

You’ll need:

  • newspaper or other paper to make your pattern pieces
  • boppy pillow or cover to use for tracing
  • pen/pencil/marker for tracing
  • tape, as needed, to connect smaller sheets of paper used to create the pattern pieces

Place the pillow or cover on the paper and draw around it- be sure to leave at least 1 1/2 inches between the item and your trace line, to allow for stuffing/thickness.

As you can see, my tracing is considerably larger than the pillow outer edges, this is to account for it’s thickness. I also traced half of it, so that I’ll cut on the fold, which I prefer to do- feel free to use your preferred method.

Boppy Cover Pattern

You’ll then cut out your pattern piece and place it on folded fabric, of your choice. Carefully cut out two pieces and lay them right sides together.

boppy cover pattern

Starting on the outer right side of your fabric, serge or sew around, to the same point on the opposite side. **See photo right- the top of the case is open, with the remainder of the edge serged**

boppy cover pattern

Insert your pillow into the case and check for fit- if you feel it’s too large, now would be the time to make it a bit smaller, by simply sewing a large seam allowance. If you’re not going to add a zipper or other closure, hand stitch the opening closed.

If you want to add a zipper or velcro, remove the pillow and add them to the open edges OR sew the round edge and create an opening on the bottom edge, as seen on the original Boppy cover. **photo right**

boppy cover pattern

I hope you found this method to be user friendly! If you have questions, please feel free to post below.

Thanks to Shannyn of SimplyShan for this Boppy Cover tutorial

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  1. Kate Moore says

    This is awesome! I actually just got a sewing machine for Christmas and love Boppy! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Eileen says

    My machine is 30 years old and needs a tune up. Wish I had a serger as the edges are so nicely finished. I do love this idea as when you think of how many germs get on one of these…you would want at least a few covers to switch out. It would be a great gift to get someone the boppy and make one or two extra covers as a baby or shower gift! Thanks!

  3. Olivia Rubin says

    My only problem is I,have trouble threading the bobbin. I don’t care for,the new digital machines. My old, self threaded broke and I can’t figure out the new one…I could make with Aileen’s No Sew Glue!

  4. Megan says

    This looks like it would be easy enough, I never thought of velcroing the enclosure before, I like that idea.

  5. Brittany says

    I’ve been wanting to find a tutorial to make a boppy cover!! So glad to find this, now all I have to do is get out my sewing machine!

  6. samyra says

    This is awesome because you can go to the fabric store and make a cover that coordinates with the nursery, the living rooms or which ever room you will nurse in most.

  7. Stacey Roberson says

    I’ve seen these patterns before for the boppy pillows and love them! Such a great, not only to save money but to pick your own fabrics, as well. Great tutorial!

  8. Mary Mudd says

    You make it look so easy! lol But, I am def going to try. It would be great to help with all the germs. And, switch to different colors, whenever you want! Thanks for the tutorial!!

  9. jeevon kay says

    thank you so much for this!! I have a boppy pillow which was passed down from my sister. I only have one cover and getting a new cover is either hard to find or just too expensive!!

  10. teresa herrera-honores says

    i was just at a fabric store and saw some adorable stuff that would be great to use for this! thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Lisa E says

    i love my boppy! I’m sure the cost is so cheap. I would just have to know someone who sews, since i don’t !

  12. G says

    Thank you. I love DIY stuff. And this is a quick and simple way to make a cover for boppy! Thank you. I’m going to use it. Boppy covers are somewhat expensive…I have an extensive fabric collection so I don’t even have to go buy material to do it!

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