Turn Pillows Into Cozy, Kids' Sleeping Pods

Make your kids' next sleepover extra-special with these fun, handmade sleeping pods made from pillows.

Make their next sleepover extra special with these cheery DIY Sleeping Pods!

DIY Sleeping Pod

Make their next sleepover extra special with these cheery DIY Sleeping Pods!

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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Materials Needed

  • 3-4 pillowcases, in desired colors
  • 3-4 pillow inserts
  • sewing needle
  • thread
  • scissors
  • hook and loop tape

Coordinate Pillowcases

When you're getting the pillowcases together, play around with color and pattern to create a fun and cheerful vibe. Also, for smaller children, three pillowcases may suffice.

When you’re getting the pillow cases together, play around with color and pattern for a cheerful vibe. Also for smaller children, three pillowcases may suffice.

Step 1- Coordinate Pillow Cases

When you’re getting the pillow cases together, play around with color and pattern for a cheerful vibe. Also for smaller children, three pillowcases may suffice.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Whipstitch Pillowcases Together

Using a contrasting thread, use a simple whip or blanket stitch to secure the pillowcases together. Make sure the open ends of the pillowcases all face in the same direction.

Using a contrasting thread, use a simple whip or blanket stitch to secure the pillow cases to each other. Make sure the open ends of the pillow cases all face in the same direction.

Step 2- Whipstitch Cases Together

Using a contrasting thread, use a simple whip or blanket stitch to secure the pillow cases to each other. Make sure the open ends of the pillow cases all face in the same direction.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Prep Hook and Loop Tape

The inserts will be secured in the pillowcases with the hook and loop tape. Cut three 3-inch sections of tape for each pillowcase. Note: Our sleeping bag had four pillowcases and required 12 pieces of tape total.

The pillows will be secured in the pillow cases with this tape. Cut three 3-inch sections of tape for each pillow case. Our sleeping pod had four cases and required a total of 12 pieces.

Step 3- Prep Hook & Loop Tape

The pillows will be secured in the pillow cases with this tape. Cut three 3-inch sections of tape for each pillow case. Our sleeping pod had four cases and required a total of 12 pieces.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Secure Hook and Loop Tape

Peel off the hook side's backing and affix the sticky side along the inside edge of the pillowcase, then press firmly for a few seconds. Next, peel off the loop side's backing and gently lay the top pillowcase edge down on the sticky tape, making sure to line up the pillowcase edges nicely. Use firm pressure so the adhesive connects with the fabric properly. Once that's done, you can gently pull the hook and loop tape apart to prep for the next step.

Peel off the hook side’s backing and affix the sticky side into the desired position along the inside edge of the pillow case, then press firmly for a few seconds. Next, peel off the loop side’s backing and gently lay the top pillow case edge down on the sticky tape, making sure to line up the pillow case edges nicely. Use firm pressure so that that adhesive connects with the fabric properly. Once that’s done you can gently pull the hook & loop tape apart to prep for the next step.

Step 4- Secure Hook & Loop Tape

Peel off the hook side’s backing and affix the sticky side into the desired position along the inside edge of the pillow case, then press firmly for a few seconds. Next, peel off the loop side’s backing and gently lay the top pillow case edge down on the sticky tape, making sure to line up the pillow case edges nicely. Use firm pressure so that that adhesive connects with the fabric properly. Once that’s done you can gently pull the hook & loop tape apart to prep for the next step.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Stuff Pillowcases

Before a sleepover or camping trip, stuff with pillow inserts. When not in use, simply remove the pillows, launder the cases and store until the next adventure.

Before a sleep over or camping trip, stuff with pillow inserts and you’re ready to go! When not in use, simply remove the pillows, launder the cases and store until the next adventure…

Step 5- Stuff Pillow Cases

Before a sleep over or camping trip, stuff with pillow inserts and you’re ready to go! When not in use, simply remove the pillows, launder the cases and store until the next adventure…

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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