Tuesday, 12 February 2013

DIY Pillow Bed Tutorial

Let's make a Pillow Bed!

I was recently inspired by some photos I saw around Pinterest on Pillow Beds! The only problem was that the company's that make these charges a fortune - $145+! So if you would rather DIY for free, or a fraction of the cost - let's do it!

FREE VERSION - Use an old doona cover, sheets or any decent sized fabrics that would be suitable. Use old pillows you have for the inserts

CHEAP VERSION - Buy material (I used 2 pieces of 2m x 1.2m on the small one and 2 pieces of 2.5 x 1.2m on the larger one). Buy pillows to insert! I bought cheap basic pillows from KMART.

OK, here goes. I am not fantastic on tutorials, so I took the time to draw a version and then created a 'mini' version (pinned not sewn) to try to make my explanation work!

and for the photo versions (remember this is a MINI version!) ...

If all went well you should have a wonderful Pillow Bed like so!

I made the head part just slightly wider to allow for 2 pillows.

Please comment if u have any questions or need clarification. Happy sewing!

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  1. Thank you so much for making such a great tutorial - my daughter has been looking all over Pinterest for one to show my mom so she could make one for my grandson...........no luck..........but I found yours and it rocks!! I'm pinning to my DIY board and she is pinning as well - and we are taking these directions to mom!

  2. I love the tip about having two pillows fit the top. Great idea!!

  3. I want to make one and wanting to know how one piece of fabric becomes less wider than the other if they are both the same size? Only step i don't understand

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