Spring break has officially started! A ton of kid friendly DIYS coming your way! Today we worked on an easy DIY pillow bed. Since I wanted to make this one as kid friendly as possible we made a no sew pillow bed.
This was on my DIY to-do list since last year however I never planned on making it a no sew pillow bed. I’m glad I decided to do this over spring break because it pushed me to make it kid friendly . I really wanted t be able to make it together with the little guy.
- 1.5 yard of fleece fabric ( I got mine at hobby lobby – amazon also sells super cute fleece here – https://amzn.to/3dbmbhA )
- 3 pillows ( medium size) ( I got mine at walmart or you can also get some on amazon – https://amzn.to/390RGaR for a great deal! )
- hot glue
Total Cost – $21- $40
I guess pillow DIYS are trending right now I was at our local walmart and all the $3 dollar pillows were out I had to use the $6 dollar pillows. This pillow bed cost me around $35 dollar. Not to bad but I sure would of saved a ton if I would of bought cheaper pillows.
This took about about 1.5 hours to make. 🙂
Okay let make this DIY pillow Bed
First off we lay our fabric down with the pillows over it and marked where the two seams should be between the three pillows. I used some chalk for this. Than we hot glued the seams together. Honestly I was a bit iffy about using hot glue. I thought it would be stiff and not strong enough. To my surprise it was super strong! The fabric literally rips before the glue comes apart and you don’t feel the stiffness of the glue at all.
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Next we cut slits on all edges of he fabric about 3/4″ of an inch in width each and about 2 inches deep.
Than we inserted the pillows into the fabric and tied the slits together to secure the pillows. Oleg got tired of tying the pieces together so I took over. It took me about 30-40 minutes to complete.
That’s it! This was super easy to make! He already took it camping and loves taking it everywhere with him! 😊😍
Hope this is helpful and inspires you to make your own DIY no sew pillow bed! Happy crafting and have a great weak! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
So happy to hear this! Thank you 🙂
Are you using 2 layers of fleece to make the pillow bed. If so if you mark seam with chalk how does it make a seam (pocket) to insert the middle pillow. I see that when you tie the knots they hold end 2 pillows but what about middle pillow. Thank you
Hi Jean, That’s a great question. Yes it’s two layers of fleece. We used hot glue to create the seams between the pillows. It’s super duper strong and is way easier than sewing. You can also use a needle and thread to create the seams between the pillows if you prefer. Let me know if you have anymore questions. 🙂
I can see the hot glue on top of fabric where you draw line with chalk but does it go thru to the bottom piece of fabric to make a pocket for pillow. If you sewed it,it would go thru the 2 layers of fabric but I’m really confused about the glue process!!
It doesn’t go through the fabric however it secures both layers really well together. It’s no different then if you were to sew it with a machine in fact maybe even stronger I tried tearing it apart and the fabric ripped before it tore.
Thank you for cleaning this up I was confused the pictures didn’t show this part very good but this Answered my question
I’m putting the glue between the pieces of fabric then laying them back together the pics look like it’s being done on top.
Does this fold over for storage or to use as a chair?
If you used less fluffy pillows you should be able to fold it for storage. Now sure how you can use it as a chair though 🙂
Can you remove the pillows for washing the cover?
Yes you can however you would need to untie some knots or install zippers.
I believe you use the hot glue to secure the two layers together. Since the 2 layers are the same size, apply the hot wax to one piece (chalk marked), then, carefully lay the other directly over the piece that has been glued. Making sure the ends are perfectly aligned, and smooth as you press them together. You can then stuff the middle pillow between the two pieces of fabric.
My sewing machine is not working, so this is a great option for me. However, sewing might actually be easier.
Love that!! Sounds so easy!! Perfect alternative to sewing. OH man that sucks hope you get it working again.
I’m going to make this, this looks like a lot of fun, I’m going to give this to my Grandchild. Thank you so so much.❤️❤️❤️
AWE that’ll make such a sweet gift!