Now that I have two little girls that nap at my house and I only have a couch and a chair in this small apartment, I wanted to make some cool pillow beds. (I have been wanting to make one since the first time I saw one on pinterest)
I went and got 4 standard size pillows (I just sent my husband to get 4 more) and also picked out 2 different patterned materials; 2 yrds a piece.
I still had an hour before the kids came back, so I got started on one of the pillow beds.
I started by hemming the length of the fabric on both sides
Then I layed the fabric face up and folded both sides (length wise) to overlap in the center by 2″. (Like a slipcover)
I sewed each end.
Turned right side out.
I measured and marked 17 1/2 inches from the end- you can mark a straight line by using masking tape if you are like me and have a hard time stitching a blind straight line.
You will want to make sure your overlap is the same all the way down your case, I set mine at 2″.
Stitch the width of the case.
Continue to measure and stitch 2 more times to create 4 pillow slots. (should be a total of 3 vertical lines)
Now put your pillows in the case, my first bed has a little gap on the back where the pillows are inserted because the material is not wide enough, you can add velcro, buttons, snaps, or ties to keep them closed. I think I’m going to add an extra 4″ to my second one using solid color fabric or a sheet.
I just finish putting the last pillow in and snapped a picture when I heard a little knock on my door; I had finished just in time!
Alison was so excited to see it, she sat down right away…
and within 25 minute she was fast asleep and looking so comfy!