Operation Pocket Field Pillow (PFP)

ACU Pocket Field Pillow

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Use standard sewing thread in gray, brown, green, tan, khaki, or any color that won’t show through the seam. Instructions will make a 10″ x 12″ field pillow. Use a medium length stitch, and always lock the beginning and ending of a seam.

Seam allowance is a skinny 1/4″. You can use the edge of your presser foot as a guide.

  1. Cut fabric into 10″ X 24″ rectangles.
  2. Starting at one end, sew an Operation PFP label into the seam, aligning label raw edges with fabric raw edges (it doesn’t really matter where you sew in the label).
  3. Continue sewing around the square; leave an opening 3-4″ wide. Turn right side out.
  4. Begin stuffing small amounts of fiberfill into the corners, then completely fill the pillow. This is where a little experience comes in handy — enough to actually cushion the space between your head and say, a rock, but not so much that you can’t fold the pillow in half with one hand.
  5. Sew shut with small top stitching in a non-descript color.
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Operation PFP is made possible in part by my small business, Just For Baby Gifts, donations of ACU by the Carlisle Finishing Plant, fleece donated by Polartec, supplies donated by Brother International, and by the untold hours of work by hundreds of proud and grateful American volunteers.

...til they all come home
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