If you're on Pinterest, then you've probably seen the pillow mattresses. And there's even a blog to show you how to make them. So why am I blogging a tutorial? Well, I made it a little differently. (And because I can.)
My friend Jen wanted some made for her two girls, so she took them to pick out fabric and let me tinker with a new way to sew them.
Pick out two fabrics-- one for front and one for back. If you get 2 1/2 yards of each fabric, you'll have plenty left over to make a bag (you'll see at the end!)
1. Cut the front and back pieces each to 74x34 inches.
2. Lay right sides together.
3. Sew three sides together with a two inch seam.
The two inch seam gives you plenty of material to play with in case you ever need to let a seam out or if you decide to serge the seam.
4. Iron the seams open.
a. I folded the fabric in about an inch and then folder it over again.
b. Iron the hem flat.
9. Now let's make pockets for the pillows!
a. Measure down every 18 inches and make a mark.
b. Sew a straight line evenly across (through both layers of fabric) at each mark.
c. Sew a second line to make a strong seam.
You will have three seams to sew to have pockets for four pillows.
I didn't want to put the girls' pallets on my floor, so I threw back the covers and tried it on my bed!
It's so comfortable! And you can fold the top pillow under to be propped up!
You can take the pillows out and wash the case and pillows separately! Much easier than squeezing the whole thing in a small washer!
Since I had fabric left over, I made the girls matching bags to carry their cases in!
Let me know if you try or if you have any questions about the instructions!
Or let me know if you want to hire me to make some for you!