Turn Pillows Into Cozy, Kids' Sleeping Pods
Make your kids' next sleepover extra-special with these fun, handmade sleeping pods made from pillows.
- 3-4 pillowcases, in desired colors
- 3-4 pillow inserts
- sewing needle
- hook and loop tape
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.