How To Make A Meditation Pillow? In 5 Easy Steps!

Do you want to know how to make a meditation pillow, one that is personalized? If yes, I am here to teach you straightforward steps to create one.

The “Zafu,” as it officially called, is a firm and high cushion designed to be seated for meditation.

how to make a meditation pillow

You can see these colorful pillows in department stores, studios, or in yoga class.

Do you love it or want to have it but wish to spend less on it?

Well, here you will learn how to make your personalized pillow.

With the right fabric of your choice, a good size, a height, and a comfortable firmness, you will surely love your meditation time.


Steps To Make A Meditation Pillow

Excited to know how to make a meditation pillow?

Here are the necessary steps to make one of your beautiful pillows.


Step #1. Preparing the things you need

You will be needing the following:

  • Fabric
  • Stuffing like, for example, polyester fiberfill, fabric waste, pillow form, buckwheat hulls, and kapok.
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread and needle
  • Board/paper


Step #2. Preparing a pattern for your pillow

You will make a 30x35cm pillow, start by making a pattern.

Make a circle using a glass to trace the bottom; you can also use any object to make a perfect circle. I suggest you get a compass.

Make a circle with a diameter of 30cm.

Don’t forget to add a 1cm allowance around the circle, a total of 32 cm of the circle’s diameter.

Now in radius, you need 16cm, with the same allowance on it.

Next, you will trace a long stripe of fabric for the side of your meditation pillow.

The width of it depends on how high you want it to be; make it 16cm.

Here’s for the length of your rectangle dependent on:

Your circle’s parameter, the number, and size of pleats you are going to make.

Here you are going to make 150cm. Take note that for each width and length, you need to add 2cm for allowance.

Now the last thing you need to trace is a small rectangle to make a handle.

Your rectangle’s length is 16cm and a width of 10cm plus an allowance of 2cm again for allowance.

To need to cut two perfect circles, one long rectangle for the sides of your pillow and one small rectangle for the handle.

Now you are ready to go.


Step #3. Cutting your fabric

Wash and iron your fabric before working from it.

Using cloth chalk or fabric pen, put on top of your cloth the cut board/paper and trace it.

Slowly cut the fabric into a perfect circle and rectangle.


Step #4. Sewing your fabric

For your handle, fold your small rectangle and sew it on each side with a cross-stitch on each edge to prevent fraying.

Take note that the 1cm allowance for each side is meant for your sewing area.

For the long rectangle, you just need to zigzag all the edges.

Now make a mark of 8cm from the edge, and then 4cm for the second mark, then follow the sequence until the end of the fabric.

Once done, you are now ready for the pleating. Pitch the first mark and top it on the second mark and pin it to secure the folds.

Do this until the end of the fabric.

Then sew 1cm at the edge at both sides of the material to make the pleats in place—iron it to make the pleats neater and more precise.


Step #5. Connecting the edges

Now you are ready to connect all the edges of your clothes. First, align the edge of the pleated fabric on one of the circles right together.

Pin it on the first pleats with a little allowance for the fabric to overlap at the end.

Take time to align both edge of the circle and the pleated rectangle to obtain a perfect circle before overlapping the end.

Make sure to insert the handle first by putting it between the circle and the pillow’s side fabric.

Make a stitch all-around at 1cm at the edge by following the pleats as your guide. You need to repeat the thing you do in the second circle.

After doing it on both sides finished it by zigzagging the edges. Then turn the fabric on the right side together and stuff it into the choice you want.

It may be polyester fiberfill, fabric waste, pillow form, buckwheat hulls, or kapok. Whatever material you have on hand.

Hola! You now have your beautiful pillow.


To Wrap It Up!

There’s no need for you to spend your hard-earned money on expensive stuff.

Maximize the value of everything by discovering your inner talent.

Making your meditation pillow is a self-fulfilling thing to do.

The steps on how to make a meditation pillow are straightforward and simple to follow, and you will surely love them.

It may also be best for a gift or a good idea for a business. Will it make sense?

So, go for it, make a perfect one and enjoy a hundred more of it!

Happy sewing!