How to Make a LumJum Body Pillow-Free Download


What IS a lumjum you might ask? Growing up with a Chinese mom meant that we had some pretty weird words for some of our favorite things. However, the most loved item that my mom made each of us was a lumjum, aka a cylinder body pillow.

Growing up, this was the lovie we all took on every vacation with us (skip the pillow, bring the lumjum). My siblings can attest. You didn’t leave home without your lumjum-it would mean a bad night of sleep.

Even today, I take my lumjum with me. When I don’t I have to have 5 pillows to take it’s place (ask Deena and Jen). Ya, more information than you wanted I’m sure.

IMG_1101cropped_smMine is a little extra long with super easy instructions. You use ever bit of fabric, and it is fun for movie night or a cuddle. You can tell we’ve had some serious sewing time during the last couple of days. Oh yes, all these projects are made with my brand new bolts of Coquette™. The project madness has just begun…

Also wanted to give a reminder that the giveaway for my debit fabric line ends on Friday (a couple of days away) so be sure to put in your comment in the Coquette™ Fat Quarter post soon!

Click on the image below for the downloadable instructions for this easy body pillow.



photographs in this post by Susan Haglundphoto1_sm


  1. Donna

    What fun! Thank you for the instructions. Love your new fabric!

  2. CraftyCat

    I am so making this for my son. I think Robot themed fabric or Space themed would be awesome for him. Thanks for the pattern!

  3. diane herman

    LOVE IT!!! Will be making one for sure…
    And is there a pattern for that cute dress somewhere too?

  4. Carrie Siegfried

    This will make a great Christmas present! Thank you!!

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