Alexa Forney: The Bedside Companion

Tada! It works! A pillow for night readers. @bekathwia

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The old joke is that readers never sleep alone–they always have a book in the bed. Now, night readers of the world have two companions. A book, and a handy light!

Avoid getting out of bed with a lamp that stays under your head while you sleep. This pillow folds in half, neatly activating a reading light as you adjust it under your back.

Components include conductive fabric, warm DotStar LEDs, and a hearty dose of help from Jenna Witzleben, who deserves to be the first to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book with the Bedside Companion.

Process:

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Pardon the lack of sewing photos–I was using both hands.