One hour projects: Pillow bed

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.

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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

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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.

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Turned right side out.

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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.

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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!

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Alison was so excited to see it, she sat down right away…

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and within 25 minute she was fast asleep and looking so comfy!

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Even my little Klairah-bell loves it, she’s sitting back watching daddy play video games.
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3 Responses to One hour projects: Pillow bed

  1. Mom says:

    :> :> Love it!

  2. Konnie says:

    I love this, and I love your choice of fabric! SO CUTE!!!

  3. Mamaw Donna says:

    I love these, you are so clever with your ideas. Love the fabric too!

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