Product Review: Make your own Organic Cotton Pillow Kit

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Recently, I was looking online to order some 100% organic cotton muslin to make handkerchiefs, and I discovered an online fabric store called Organic Cotton Plus. They are a sister company of an organic cotton farm in Northwest Texas. From what I can tell they’re a good company and they have certifications such as the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which is a good certification when it comes to textiles!

An accidental discovery

But I accidentally found this Basic Pillow Kit made from organic cotton sateen and organic raw cotton. And just recently I’d been learning about all of the potential toxins we breathe in 8 hours a night from commercially produced pillows. I was looking into buying all-natural pillows for our family when I found this kit! All-natural/eco-friendly/toxic-free pillows come in a variety of styles and materials and because they’re made with quality materials, they’re very expensive. So I bought the kit in toddler size, and if it works out for my son, then we’ve just saved a bunch of money!

The Kit

Basic Pillow Kit, showing the bag of organic raw cotton. The organic cotton sateen and instructions were underneath.
Basic Pillow Kit, showing the bag of organic raw cotton. The organic cotton sateen and instructions were underneath.

It arrived last week. The organic raw cotton did come in plastic, unfortunately. I plan to ask the company if they can ship it in a paper bag instead next time, but for now, I’ll reuse that bag for trash when I do my next litter pick up.

 

 

 

Organic raw cotton
Organic raw cotton

 

The raw cotton was soft and natural smelling.

 

 

 

 

It was a very simple pillow, easy to assemble!

Here’s the final product:

Completed pillow
Completed pillow

This kit is great for even beginner sewers. Advanced sewers might think “Why do you need a kit or instructions for a pillow? They’re so easy.” And that’s true. I consider myself to be an intermediate sewer, but the kit was helpful because it gave me the exact amount of raw cotton stuffing I needed for the pillow, and clear instructions, making it quick and easy. And the price was a good deal for all that raw cotton.

I wrapped the pillow up for Christmas. (We are using up the gift paper and ribbon we have and then moving to homemade or reused wrapping paper. I did use recyclable paper tape on this gift.)
I wrapped the pillow up for Christmas. (We are using up the gift paper and ribbon we have and then moving to homemade or reused wrapping paper. I did use recyclable paper tape on this gift.)

I’ll update this review a few weeks after Christmas and let you know if my son likes and uses the pillow or not. I might be making the standard size ones for our queen bed as well if he does like it!

Oh, and I did order the organic cotton muslin as well, in two different colors. The material is so soft, which is good since I’ll be making handkerchiefs soon! I’ll be sure to write a post on that as well. As always, thank you for reading.

8 Replies to “Product Review: Make your own Organic Cotton Pillow Kit”

  1. Thanks for the review! I am going to make 3! How much batting would you recommend for a firmer pillow?

    1. Hi Crystal, I actually think the kit came with enough cotton stuffing to make the pillows quite firm. You can always order extra stuffing, but I’m not sure you’ll need it. Let me know if you have more questions. I’d love to know how yours turn out!

  2. Great review! Thanks for taking the time to do this great review.
    This size would be great for a car pillow !

  3. Hi there! I’m considering buying this kit to replace pillows for our family of five but first I wondered if you had a more long term review as I see this was from 2018. Thank you!

    1. Hi Laurie! Yes, I’m still very happy with the pillow and the kit! My son used the pillow until this past Christmas. We only switched because he received a full-sized (or a “big boy” sized) pillow. That being said, I would absolutely buy that type of kit again from that very company. It’s a super cost-effective way to replace pillows and much healthier than the cheap pillows you can buy at most stores. What a great thing to do for your family! Thank you for the question!

    1. Yes! The instructions provide the size you need to cut out, and then I have a little leftover. enough to make a small handkerchief or two maybe.

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