I wanted a down filled pillow for my hammock which is not too thick and is long to also give support to the sides of the face, but after extensive searching on the Internet I have not been able to find one available here in Europe.
So I thought I would design and make my own.
I cut a piece of ripstop nylon 75cm x 75cm and melted the edges to prevent them fraying.
I cut the ripstop into three pieces that were each 25cm x 75cm and then cut one piece so that it was 30cm long. I sealed all the cut edges again. In the picture below there is a small pillow that I have previously used.
I then folded in half the piece of ripstop that was 30cm long and placed it between the other two pieces of ripstop, at on end (this would become a pocket for my telephone). To hold all the edges together I used paper glue.
I also placed a loop of webbing in the centre and then sewed together 3 edges. I then turned the pillow inside out. Below you can see the pocket with a telephone inside and the loop enables me to attach the pillow to my Ridgeline via a cord to prevent it falling out of the hammock or moving around too much.
I could not find anywhere to buy loose weight down here in Sweden, so I purchased a down pillow instead which was supposed to have 70 percent down inside.
I was very disappointed however when I cut it open, to find that there was very little down, instead it was filled small feathers
These were like a pin cushion through the ripstop material, so I was forced to empty out the feathures and I will somehow have to source a good quality down.