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    Kids PillowBed

    I made this for my grand daughter, and am making them for my grandsons for Christmas!


    It's this simple... 2 1/5 yards of 60 inch fabric, and four standard pillows. I used Jersey Knit, fold your selvages under and sew them down.



    Lay down inside out, folded over as a pillow sham is folded. But, just so a standard pillow will lay end to end across the folded fabric. Sew the ends closed.


    Turn the long giant sham right side out. Lay out flat and nice, mark across at 21 inch intervals down to make your pillow cases for each one. It's 3 seams for four pillows. Sew on these marks across the right side of the fabric.


    That's it! Slip your Standard pillows in and it's done.


    They fold easy and can be tied with a ribbon to store or gift.
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    cute idea thanks for sharing with us
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    Martha Stewart does something similar... but differently. It's picture 5 in this list of 19 outdoor ideas. You could do the same thing with the kid fabric and use it on the floor.


    http://www.marthastewart.com/275673/...jk-ZUT#/234766
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    Thank you. It's sort of like I figured but it always nice to know how someone else does it. It's such a great idea for kids. Can't wait to make some.

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    I made another. It took me about an hour. I am making them for my grandkids, two girls, 6 boys. I am putting the pillows in the ones who live here, and shipping just the sham and a gift certificate for the pillows to the kids who live away. 3 in DC.
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    Great idea! Looks so comfy!
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    ​I want one! They look so soft and comfy. Nice tutorial , thanks.

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    Great idea and yours are great. Kids would love to lay on these on the floor to watch tv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine View Post
    Great idea and yours are great. Kids would love to lay on these on the floor to watch tv.
    My husband came up with a great idea today when I showed him to blue one. He said I should make a way to attach them together (like ribbon ties or something) so they can become a BIG bed on the floor for when the 3 stay all night. I'm thinking about that! Smart man!
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    They might even be nice to use in a motorhome on the beds!

    Love the blue one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    They might even be nice to use in a motorhome on the beds!

    Love the blue one.
    Thank you, it's Dalmations and Firetrucks. I was thinking about you tonight. LOL. I was posting a teaching on a Christian women's forum and I used "KWIM?" and my mind went right to you.
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    great idea! thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    I made this for my grand daughter, and am making them for my grandsons for Christmas!


    It's this simple... 2 1/5 yards of 60 inch fabric, and four standard pillows. I used Jersey Knit, fold your selvages under and sew them down.



    Lay down inside out, folded over as a pillow sham is folded. But, just so a standard pillow will lay end to end across the folded fabric. Sew the ends closed.


    Turn the long giant sham right side out. Lay out flat and nice, mark across at 21 inch intervals down to make your pillow cases for each one. It's 3 seams for four pillows. Sew on these marks across the right side of the fabric.


    That's it! Slip your Standard pillows in and it's done.


    They fold easy and can be tied with a ribbon to store or gift.

    GREAT idea! .....but, DUH!, I'm confused (doesn't take much!) Saw how you did the envelope type back but when they are folded up I'm not seeing any pillows peeking out. What part did I miss (???????) before I start one and then find out I screwed up!

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    Very cute and creative.
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    Wonnie, the pic where you see the pillow, that gap closes right up and when you accordian fold them, it's inside. I had pulled that gap open so you could see the pillow before I closed it. HTH.
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    Awe, what a neat idea!
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    That is a wonderful idea. I will show my Daughter, she may want to make some for their camper.
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    My 20 year old came in this afternoon, and saw these. He ask for one for Christmas. That would take 5 pillows. LOL.
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    What a great idea!! Thanks for the tute
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Wonnie, the pic where you see the pillow, that gap closes right up and when you accordian fold them, it's inside. I had pulled that gap open so you could see the pillow before I closed it. HTH.
    Thank you! Knew it had to be something simple that I was missing!

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    Thanks for posting the tute on this! Cute idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    I made this for my grand daughter, and am making them for my grandsons for Christmas!


    It's this simple... 2 1/5 yards of 60 inch fabric, and four standard pillows. I used Jersey Knit, fold your selvages under and sew them down.



    Lay down inside out, folded over as a pillow sham is folded. But, just so a standard pillow will lay end to end across the folded fabric. Sew the ends closed.


    Turn the long giant sham right side out. Lay out flat and nice, mark across at 21 inch intervals down to make your pillow cases for each one. It's 3 seams for four pillows. Sew on these marks across the right side of the fabric.


    That's it! Slip your Standard pillows in and it's done.


    They fold easy and can be tied with a ribbon to store or gift.
    That is an awesome gift,of course that give me Christmas ideas also.thanks
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    I saw this when you posted the pic the other day. Thanks so much for sharing how you did it. I want to make some of these for my grands, also. Sending just the sham with a gift certificate is a wonderful idea. Guess they will all be getting one for Christmas!

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    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Thank you - Thank you -Thank you for this tutorial. I have all the pillows bought. I had bookmarked a tutorial on a blog to follow and when I went back to get it she had changed it and was now charging for her pattern. I appreciate you sharing so much. I want to do these for my grandkids.

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