DIY an Oversized Kids Pillow
After pulling my toddler out of our beagle’s doggie bed one too many times, I decided he (my child) obviously needs a giant-sized pillow of his own. Plus, I went through too many lint rollers to count trying to de-hair the little guy every time he crawled into the dog bed.
This is a SUPER easy tutorial and literally takes no time at all. I started and finished it in less than an hour.
What You Will Need:
- 1 yard of Minky fabric (or super-soft, fuzzy material)*
- 2 yards of a basic patterned fabric
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
- 2 to 3 large bags of Polyester Fiberfill
What You Will Need To Do:
- Cut out your fabric. I made a pillow measuring 48 inches long by 38 inches wide. The Minky will be wider than your other fabric, which is why you need one yard versus two. I had extra fabric left over, and I plan on making a matching smaller pillow as well.
- Once your fabric is cut, pin the outside seams, right sides together.
- Sew a zig-zag stitch around the perimeter of the pillow leaving a 1/2-inch margin. Remember to leave approximately a 6-inch opening so you can stuff the pillow.
- Turn the pillow right side out and begin filling! I used two large bags plus one smaller bag of Polyester Fiberfill. This depends upon how “full” you want the pillow.
- Once stuffed, hand stitch the opening closed using your needle and thread.
Finished! Now your little one can enjoy his favorite cartoons, or, more likely than not, use the pillow as a landing pad!!
*I do recommend waiting until your local craft store has Minky on sale. It can be a bit expensive, so getting it on sale will make this project much cheaper.