Sleepover bed

Sleepover bed
Easy sleep over bed

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.

Our tester at work trying the sleep over bed for the first time

The stitcher. A magnet for foolery & prankster at heart. Loves being creative, whether with some wood and a saw or with a needle and thread. Attempts to disguise his past time activities as manly pursuits, but is actually pretty handy at sewing!


  1. Katie 4 years ago

    This is GENIUS! We are just about to start decorating the girls’ bedroom, and a couple of these will be perfect for a cosy reading space. Thank you!

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Seriously the kids love it and so do I when it comes to story time. It’s brilliant for movie nights and sleep overs too. It’s such a great reward to see something used so much after you have made it.

  2. Coll 4 years ago

    Love it a lot. if you sew a fleece sleeping bag to the end, bed and bedding sorted!

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      Matt 4 years ago

      Great idea Coll, love the idea of having a built in sleeping bag.

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