it’s essentially a U shaped bean bag… I got a 1.5 cubic foot Beanbag top-up bag for £3.50 at QD (which is similar to Wilkinson’s if you don’t have one near you) google it and the Internet will furnish you with suppliers, but because it’s a bulky thing it’s better to look in craft shops/furniture shops to see if you can pick it up locally and avoid the P+P charges
The outer fabric needs to be sturdy, and I suggest you make covers (I haven’t yet… ) of course once you’ve made your pattern it’s the same pattern/method for making covers… I wouldn’t even bother with closures to be honest, just make slipcovers like pillowcases.The fabric I used was old curtains I got from a carboot sale for £2… and I’ve still got a whole curtain left over for other baby projects 🙂
Everything else I used came out of my stash (well… the curtains were in my stash too… but that’s because I’m a hoarder)
Total project price? £5.50
Price for a shiny new Boppy breastfeeding pillow? £49.99
That’s a saving of £44.49
Want your own? download or view the printable tutorial here
NOTE: This is a scheduled post, I will respond to any comments/questions when I’ve finally had this baby!