Monday, July 25, 2011

Pillow Mattress

EDIT: My properly done tutorial is located here unless you like this really long pillow mattress please go check out that post instead. or read on about my mistakes :)

My friend Kendra at Southern Disposition made a Pillow Mattress from 4 ikea pillows and a twin duvet cover.

I thought I would do the same so when I was at Ikea yesterday I got the 4 pillows but I didnt know what size duvet she had so I thought I could do it with the fabric I had at home.

One width of fabric didnt work folded over so I needed to come up with a different plan.

I needed 28 inches (by a pure guess) x 42. I didnt have that so I grabbed 4 yards and cut them to 28 inches.

see- guessing :)

 So- I sewed them all together AND this is where I made my mistake! (noticed after I hemmed it all up!)

SO- If you want to make one with these like this then you need to sew the short sides together - not the long sides!

I followed Kendra's instructions on how to make the pocket and sewed up each pocket with a zig zag stitch.

This made it VERY long.

 You could use this along a day bed type thing.
 Because the backs are long the pocket doesnt work well - I will need to get some velcro or something to make it stay shut.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

You could just make a pillow case - add buttons and button holes - then you can button as many or as few pillows together.

Heather G. said...

Or it can be a body know pregnant women really love those!!! And this one can curve to wrap between their legs too!

Duffman said...

Maybe next time you could use an alternate pillow design. Like the one used for pillow shams, just have overlapping material to create a pocket on the back.

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