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20 Easy and Adorable Crochet Toys That’ll Melt Your Heart

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These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

Know a little one with a birthday coming up? Or maybe you’re involved in the local schools and children’s charities? Check out these free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys.

There’s an army of adorable crochet friends here that are waiting to be stitched up by you. Make crochet yarn dolls or animals like a crochet elephant.

These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet, and the perfect way to brighten up the life of someone small.

 

Pocket Fox

Introducing the Pocket Crochet Fox! These cute little foxes are a close cousin of the fox we know and love; but much smaller! These little Pocket Foxes are worked flat and then joined together in the same style as Ragdoll crochet patterns. The pattern is made up of just 2 separate pieces. 

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Pocket Fox - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Baby Bunny Amigurumi 

Super easy and quick this Baby Bunny Amigurumi crochet pattern will bring a taste of spring to any season. One of these cuties is the size of a tennis ball and works up in about 45 minutes. There’s nothing stopping you from working up this adorable crochet bunny when it’s so easy. 

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Baby Bunny Amigurumi - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Mrs Fox Toy

The Mrs Fox Crochet Toy is adorable and fun, and so imaginative. This little project will work up quickly as it’s done using single crochet. You’ll need 5 different colors of yarn to complete this pattern, and 5 skeins total. 

Via Mermaids & Monkeys

Mrs Fox Toy - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Cube Piggy Pig Amigurumi

Piggy Pig just joined the cube animals family! It shares the same basic body and is made in a spiral of crochet in the round. This crochet toy is the perfect friend for a tea party! 

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Cube Piggy Pig Amigurumi - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Ragdoll Lamb

This crochet doll pattern is quick to make, and you can probably stitch it up in one evening. It is soft and squishy and made with simple crochet stitches, like single crochet and the bobbles stitch.

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Ragdoll Lamb - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Small Long-Legged Cat

This is a great crochet cat pattern to try if you are new to toy making – it’s not difficult to crochet and doesn’t take too long, but does include a few different techniques, so you can learn all the crochet basics of amigurumi making. 

Via Kristi Tullis

Small Long-Legged Cat - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty 

The itty bitty crochet kitty is the cutest little crochet cat pattern. It works up very quickly (great for beginner crochet!) and would make the sweetest gift for any cat lover.

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Itty Bitty Crochet Kitty - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Snowman Friends 

The pom-pom hats of these crochet toy snowmen are cuddly and sparkly which makes for an oh-so-cute snowman! Although these little guys are perfect as toys, you can easily attach a gold cord through the top of their heads to turn them into Crochet Christmas Ornaments for the tree!

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Snowman Friends - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Little Crochet Bunny

This is the cutest little Easter bunny holding a sweet bouquet of flowers! The crochet toy is approximately 7 inches tall. This crochet bunny is the perfect project to warm your heart and put a smile on your face. 

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Little Crochet Bunny - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Pink Crochet Elephant

This Crochet elephant is a beloved children’s toy. Use this all free crochet pattern to create a sweet toy for your baby! 

Via AmigurumiToday

Pink Crochet Elephant - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Shark Amigurumi

 This crochet shark amigurumi is just a ball with fins, so we’ve named him Bernard the Ball Shark, and he works up pretty easily, but as always, the devil is in the details – the gills, teeth, and fins.

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Crochet Shark Amigurumi - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Bertie & Beatrix Bear 

This is Bertie and Beatrix. It is a wonderfully simple and speedy amigurumi pattern. The crochet bear pattern is worked in spiral rounds. This means there is no closing slip stitch at the end of a round, the first stitch of the next round will be worked in the first stitch of the previous round – a stitch marker to keep your place is a must!

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Bertie & Beatrix Bear - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Amigurumi Octopus Baby Toy

You can make this amigurumi octopus for your little ones. All those tentacles would be fun for little fingers and you can rattle to make it fun to wave around. And with the eyes and smile, it will be so adorable for your child to play with! Add them to your collection of crochet toys. I guarantee you’ll keep this one around. 

Via The Friendly Red Fox

Amigurumi Octopus Baby Toy - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

A Yummy Carrot

This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a quick DIY gift for all the tiny “bunnies” in your life. It can be made in one sitting while you catch up on “House of Cards.” This crochet toy is going to get a lot of chewing action and you can really use any worsted weight yarn you’d like.

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A Yummy Carrot - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Mouse Toy

Mitty is easier to make than she looks so take each step as it comes and you’ll discover that she’s a dream to make. Little boys need not miss out either! If you omit the skirt, make the braces in yellow and sew each one to the topmost yellow round of the trousers, you’ll soon have a male version. Why not make a set of these yarn dolls?

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Mouse Toy - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Toy Avocado

Avocados make for cute patterns! This amigurumi crochet pattern works up really quickly and doesn’t take much yarn to make. The finished avocado stands about 7 inches tall. Make a couple for all of the avocado-lovers in your life. 

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Crochet Toy Avocado - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Square Bear

Crochet these cute little Crochet Bears. A flat like crochet doll that is lightly stuffed to be a child’s best friend. Using Bernat Blanket Tiny Yarn, this doll feels as plush as it looks. Really soft.

Via The Crochet Crowd

Square Bear - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Sam the Dog

This crochet dog project is so easy to make. It’s perfect for beginner crochet. Have fun whipping up this little stuffed friend.

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Sam the Dog - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Little Crochet Lamb

This baby or kids toy is just the right size for carrying everywhere, playing with on the go, or snuggling during quiet time. It works up pretty quickly and is so much fun to give to any little one. Make several crochet baby toys for the local daycare or just make one amigurumi lamb for your little one. 

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Little Crochet Lamb - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish

If you are looking for an easy and quick crochet pattern then look no further! You can whip up one of these in one evening and you can go crazy with the color combinations. The crochet ragdoll sea pattern is very beginner friendly and you just have to know the crochet basics to make one. 

Via Yarnhild

Crochet Ragdoll Jellyfish - These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again. These cute patterns are imaginative and sweet. #AmigurumiPatterns #CrochetPatterns #FreeCrochetPatterns

 

These free amigurumi patterns and crochet toys are so fun, it will make you want to be a kid again.

Instead of spending money on commercial toys like Barbies and Hot Wheels, make something from the heart with these fun little crochet ideas.

The little ones in your life will always get to hold on to the keepsake you made with your bare hands. 

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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids

| Crafts & DIY, Kids Fun

15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids

We’re on the home stretch of summer now and you may be trying to find things to keep your kid’s minds (and fingers) busy. Have you considered sewing?

Kids are never too young when it comes to learning crafts, especially sewing. Sewing can not only bring hours of joy, it’s also a practical life skill. These fun sewing ideas will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. I’ve been on the lookout for some cute things they can start off with and the projects I’ve gathered here range in difficulty from toddlers to teens.

Once kids learn any one of these fun sewing projects, who knows these might even spark their imagination to come up with their own creations. So go find a kid and get your sewing on!

1. Fried Egg Felt Zipper Pouch

In the ranks of cute foods, fried eggs are at the top of the list – so here they are, fried eggs in all their felty goodness. The DIY Fried Egg Felt Zipper Pouch is in full effect.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 2. Fabric Scrap Key Chain

Finally, you can get rid of your fabric scraps and teach your young ones to be crafty and resourceful, too.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 3. Book corner bookmark

This lovely bookmark is for the older kids who might want to put a little spin on their own creations.
Via kr creations
15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 4. Emoji Keyrings

Have you seen the hundreds of emoji pillows and products in the stores these days? Once your child makes one of these keyrings, they’ll want to make one for everyone in the neighborhood.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 5. Scented sachets

These scented sachets will not only give your child something to do, these can also keep drawers and closets smell loads better.
Via Martha Stewart
15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 6. Fish Laundry Bags

Cute… check! Useful… check! Easy… check! These adorable Fish Laundry Bags will be the envy of all the other kids at camp.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 7. Pleated headband

Kids will surely enjoy making their own combinations of fabric, buttons, and charms to make these lovely headbands.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 8. I Heart Coffee Cozy

Having a fabric cozy to take with me to get a hot beverage helps to keep the cardboard ones out of the dumpsters. Plus, it is super cute!
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 9. Keychain chapstick holder

For kids/teens who can’t live without their chapstick – these will keep them from losing them.
Via Crazy Little Projects
15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

10. Felt forest friends keychains

Kids can make their own little forest friend, hand sew and use on their bags.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

11. Handsewn Beady Eyeglass Case

These would be perfect for kids to make for their grandparents, friends or themselves.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

12. Glove monsters

These cute glove monsters will surely be a hit for kids, they can make them as funny or scary as they like.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

13. Felt iPod Case

Even young kids have smartphones now, so why not teach them how to better take care of their things by learning how to create a case.
Via Diary of a Quilter
15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

14. Carefree Cat from Scraps

When you start combining pieces of fabric and sewing them together, the toy starts to create its own character…just like this super carefree cat made from fabric scraps.
Via Sew Toy15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

 

15. Button Sewing

Button sewing is the easiest thing to teach young kids – just use a blunt needle and burlap.
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15 Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Kids. These starter sewing projects will help kids learn and develop dexterity and coordination. Sewing can bring hours of joy and it's also a practical life skill. Click to check out these amazing ideas now.

I hope these sewing ideas for kids will give you parents the chance to widen your kids’ horizons and teach them a skill or two. If you have other fun and easy sewing ideas that you would like to share with us, please do so in the comments.

If you’re looking for more great sewing ideas, check out this fantastic book: Little One-Yard Wonders: Irresistible Clothes, Toys, and Accessories You Can Make for Babies and Kids

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Fish Coloring Page

| Kids Fun, Printables

Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.Fish Coloring Page

Jeez Louise… can you believe it’s been over six months since I posted my last printable coloring page? I’ve been getting tons of comments and feedback lately asking me to create more fun printable coloring pages so I guess it’s time to get on it.

I’m so Sorry!

Let me take a moment to apologize for not posting more frequently, but there’s been so much going on behind the scenes here. If you hadn’t already heard, I’ve started a new blog called BlogBabble.co. I created this blog as a way to help my fellow creatives, crafters, and artists learn how to blog. After receiving countless comments and personal emails about how to start a blog, I decided it was a sign that I should start helping people in a new way.

For the past six months, I’ve been working hard writing an eBook and developing a course curriculum. It’s been a labor of love but I’m starting to see the finishing line in the distance. My new course – The Maker’s Guide: Start Successfully Blogging About Your Passion in 30 Days will be available starting at the end of May. If you or anyone you know might be interested in this course, please feel free to sign up here. In the meantime, once you sign up, you’ll receive instant access to my free resource library with tons of helpful lists, printables, and calendars.

Fish Fun

So, getting back to this post, this month, I’ve created a fun and whimsical fish coloring page. The idea for a fish printable came from a recent phone conversation with one of my dear childhood friends. He reminded me of our weekend bike rides to the river where we’d spend the day digging worms and fishing from the bridge. We’d catch tons of fish and keep them in our little buckets. I remember how beautiful they were when the light of the sun caught their brilliantly colored scales (yep you guessed it, we had buckets full of sunfish). Don’t worry, we always through the fish back at the end of the day; it was just fun to see how many we could catch in a day. So, I’m dedicating this coloring page to all those fine, brave fish that jumped on my fishing line and gave me the utmost pleasure and satisfaction of feeling them wriggle and pull away as I wound in the line.

Download or print your free fish coloring page here.

Free printable fish coloring page - a wonderful resource for teachers, homeschoolers and parents. Also a fun and educational way to entertain kids.

 

Looking for more fun, check out this super cute Notebook Doodle animal designs that are just waiting to be filled with color – Notebook Doodles Super Cute: Coloring & Activity Book

 

Looking for more fun printables: HousesBugs & Butterflies Coloring PageMandala Coloring PageHearts Coloring PageBlank Faces Coloring PageJellyfish Friendship BraceletsPrintable Robot Coloring Page Family Movie Night Tickets

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How to Make a Cozy Pillow Bed

| Crafts & DIY, For the Home, Kids Fun

Learn how to make a cozy pillow bed with this quick and easy photo tutorial - a great beginner sewing project. Perfect for reading, lounging, movie nights, sleepovers and camping! Click here for the full tutorial.

Learn how to make this cozy pillow bed.

How to Make a Cozy Pillow Bed

In honor of Throwback Thursday, I’m resurrecting an oldie but a goodie. Over two and half years ago I posted my second ever blog post called “PILLOW MATTRESS – MY FIRST BIG SEWING PROJECT”. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would be interested in my blog or anything I had to talk about. Boy was I wrong! Today, that same post has been pinned over 40,000 times on Pinterest and it didn’t even come with a tutorial or directions on how to make the pillow bed. I think it’s time to remedy that situation now. I’ve redone the photos and am now including a full photo tutorial so you can learn how to make your own cozy pillow bed.

Before we get to the tutorial, I want to take a minute to talk about how great this pillow bed is. It’s been a couple of years since I made the pillow bed and it still gets used on a very regular basis. It’s so incredibly comfortable that it’s the bed of choice anytime my daughter has a sleepover. I’ve even had kids fighting over who gets to use it before. Noelle uses it whenever she goes to sleepover’s where they don’t have an extra bed or mattress – it’s very easy to transport. We’ve even used it to sleep on when we go camping. I’m telling you, it is the most luxurious and comfortable bed ever. And, don’t worry if you’ve never sewed before, neither had I before I made this – it’s super easy to make and you’ll whip it up in no time flat.

Cozy Pillow Bed Sewing Tutorial

Finished size: 33 x 74 inches (83.8 x 185.4 cm)  |  Seam Allowance: 1/2″ (1.3 cm)

Supplies:

  • 2.25 yards (2 m) flannel material in pattern 1 (you can also just choose to do the entire bed in one pattern if you prefer)
  • 2.25 yards (2 m) flannel material in pattern 2
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Sharp scissors or rotary cutter
  • Pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil or water soluble marker
  • 4 pillowsCozy-Pillow-Bed-Tutorial

Directions:

  1. Using your scissors or rotary cutting tool, cut both pieces of flannel material to measure 34.5″ x 75″. (PHOTO A)
  2. With both flannel pieces facing their right sides together, pin around one short
    side, one long side, and the other short side (one long side will not be pinned together). (PHOTO B)
  3. Machine sew the three pinned sides together, leaving a 1/2 seam as you sew. Remove pins as you sew. (PHOTO C)
  4. Trim the points off the stitched corners with scissors (don’t get too close to the stitching). (PHOTO D)
  5. On the one long raw side that hasn’t been sewn, fold over and pin the material twice so that there’s approximately a 1/2″ seam. (PHOTO E)
  6. Machine sew the 1/2″ seam along the edge of the material (do not sew the two sides together) and turn right side out. (PHOTO F)
  7. Starting at one short end, mark a parallel line every 18.5 inches down until you reach the other short end. This will divide you pillow bed into four equal sections. Stitch along each line to make four pillow pockets. (PHOTO G)
  8. Stuff each of the four pockets with a pillow. (PHOTO H)

Download your free cozy pillow bed sewing tutorial here.

If you’re interested taking on more sewing projects, check out this fabulous book – Present Perfect: 25 Gifts to Sew & Bestow

Looking for some other great maker projects? Check out: Learn How to Embroider, Pink Grapefruit & Clay Soap, Copycat Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, Outlander Crochet Cowl, DIY Button Stamp ToolJellyfish Friendship Bracelets10-Minute Superhero Costume,

Learn how to make a cozy pillow bed with this quick and easy photo tutorial - a great beginner sewing project. Perfect for reading, lounging, movie night, sleepovers and camping!

Learn how to make a cozy pillow bed with this quick and easy tutorial – a great beginner sewing project. Perfect for reading, lounging, sleepovers, and camping!

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