This was a huge hit. Once those two seams are sewn, turn right side out and make the individual sections. I, also, sew ribbon to one of the end seams to allow for the pillows to be rolled up and tied like a sleeping bag. The instructions are such that the back overlaps with each other like an envelope or expensive pillow case or taco that you can take the pillow out and wash the sheet. On my first one I used cotton but did not like the mussed look. Also you can use the snip option if you have windows with that option.
I wish my siblings and I had these when we were little and had to go through a time of sleeping on the floor, because we had no beds. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I used firm cheap Walmart pillows. Pin the sheet together across the top and bottom. Thanks, I will sew this more reasonable one for their birthday. She is getting to the age where she will be spending the night with Grammie.
Thank you so much for this awesome how-to! Check out these posts: I made these for my grand daughters. The sheet idea is great though! Thanks for sharing with the measurements…that helps a lot! Last year I saw something like this but not with the pillow sham idea and I decided to make them like pillow shams. Take the sheet to your sewing machine and sew a line of straight stitching along each row of pins, backstitching and the start and end. Thanks for the PrintFriendly link! I wanted to make one for my little granddaughter. He has just taken it to bed with him and named it his catapillar. I faced similar experience with my 3 great-grandchildren.
Hope you are still getting updates and will see this. I have been looking everywhere for a tutorial for this for my grandchildren. How brilliant; I to have been viewing the pillow bed tutorials and found them to be expensive. Thank you so much for sharing the pattern and idea. When saving text files, attribution is important in order to go back to the original web page, and a capture date is useful, too.
I love the fact that they were easy to make a bit more expensive in Canada but worth it The pillows come out so easy for washing and go back just as easy. I made four of these for my grandkids for Christmas. The sheets I bought varied a little in width — so I just adjusted how much I was folding in to get a final width of approximately 27 inches. Not only was it easy to make but the instructions were easy to follow. Your sheet should be 66 inches wide by 96 inches long.
Very easy — I just had to adjust because my cheap sheet was a little narrow. This more than fits the bill!! After making them, I decided 5 pillows long was very long and heavy, so I cut the last rectangle off, re-stitched, and made them a 4-pillow version. This makes it much easier to get the pillows in and out but still holds them in place. The covers could be easily laundered. My daughter enlisted me into making these after a co-worker showed her one her mom made.
I saw the other pattern ideas at Christmas and decided too expensive times 3! This would be great information since single flat sheets are hard to find. This would be perfect on the floor next to my bed. I guess you could backstitch at the overlaps, too, instead of just at the beginning and end of each row? I plan to revise my pattern to make them small enough to use in daycare. I was so excited to find this!! I was looking at material plus pillows which was starting to get pricey. Thank you for your reply.
The right side was folded in first, then the left side, which overlaps the right. I splurged and bought Lush Fleece and flannel from JoAnne Fabrics. Thank you so much for sharing! I use only flannel in making them. I do not have an extra bed. After making 7 of them I started selling them. Thank you for sharing this and all your wonderful ideas! I truly appreciate you sharing!! I have just started sewing. Again, slip covers so that you can remove the pillows.
I had not seen any like the ones I made at all. I have three girls, ages 11, 3 and 3. People sewed together four or five pillowcases, put pillows in them, then sewed velcro on to keep the pillows from falling out. This diagram shows what the sheet will look like once folded. Did 3 per set and added a small attached head pillow for the top. . This does work and is so easy! I made two of them and they work great.