Kids sleepover / Day bed
Max is a big boy…..or so he occasionally likes to inform me! That said he does occasionally roll out of his bed and ends up kipping on the floor for the next few hours.
So in order to make his carpet adventures a little more comfortable I’ve decided to make him a sleepover bed. The plan being that not only will it make his landing a little softer but I’m hoping it will double up really nicely as a bed to take round to his friends and maybe also for a reading seat in his room.
This little make only took about an hour, of course it depends on how many buttons and button holes you opt for. I chose to do this with a double duvet cover for two reasons, firstly because that was the size of the reduced one I found for sale, and secondly as I can make a matching single bedspread for him.
What I needed:
- 1 double duvet bed set
- 4 pillows
- 1 spool of matching thread
- 8 buttons
How I did it:
Step 1 – I lay out the duvet cover.
Step 2 – I place a pillow into the duvet cover to check on the sizing for each of the sections.
Step 3 – From here I measure & mark 4 times down the length of the cover allowing an extra 2 inches width.
Step 4 – Cut out the length of the cover to be used.
Step 5 – Next I turn the cut edge inside, press then inside again.
Step 6 – I then straight stitch the 1 inch hem in place.
Step 7 – I pin along the lines that will separate the pillows.
Step 8 – I then stitch along from sewn side seam across to the new hem.
Step 9 – Once the first section is closed off I just check for sizing.
Step 10 – On the last section I just turn inside and sew the last cross seam, this leaves a nice neat edge on the outside.
Step 11 – To finish I make 2 button holes for each section, with a corresponding button on the other side.
And thats it…told you it was simple.
The only thing now is that Evie’s quite keen on having her own one too, i’ll save that for another day though.