DIY PILLOW LOUNGER

To celebrate Waverly Fabrics 90th anniversary, they sent me this beautiful fabric which I turned into a super comfy DIY Pillow Lounger. Check out the DIY tutorial and more information on their Facebook contest!

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In honor of national sewing month, Waverly and Jo-Anns Fabrics are having a Waverize it! contest. Scroll down to the bottom of the post to find out more and enter to win!DIY Pillow Lounger Photo 1

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

  • 2 + yards of 56-60 inch wide fabric (Mine is c/o Waverly)
  • Pillows 4 (or 5 is you use more than 2 yards of fabric)
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine

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It helps if you have a big space to work on this, I used my livingroom floor.

step 1
Layout your fabric on a large flat surface.

Put your pillows on top to measure.

I had just over 2 yards of fabric for this project (c/o waverly) so mine worked best with 4 pillows.DIY Pillow Lounger Lay Out Pillows

step 2
Wrap your fabric around your pillows and pin your ends, with this right sides facing each other.

TIP: Let your fabric fold over itself on the back side. This will make an envelope fold that will help keep your pillows inside.

step 3
Using your sewing machine sew your two end seams.

Trim off any extra fabric.DIY Pillow Lounger Wrapping and Sewing Ends

step 4
Turn your fabric right side out.

Lay it out on a flat surface and measure for your pillow pockets.

Measure your fabric and your pillows and make equal sections for your pillows.

Pin your sections and use your sewing machine to sew your seams on the outside of your pillow case.

Trim off extra threads.DIY Pillow Lounger Turned Right Side Out
Slide your pillows into each of the compartments, they should fit a bit snug.DIY Pillow Lounger Add Pillows

While this isn’t my typical type of post, this fabric from Waverly was just perfect for a pillow lounger. We just recently (this past weekend) moved and now we have a bigger living room. (After living in Brooklyn, anything is bigger!) And we’re trying to keep the living room as open as possible, so a lounger like this is perfect for my daughter, who’d rather be laying on the floor anyway. I saw this idea on Pinterest a long time ago and had been wanting to make one, it’s just such a great idea.DIY Pillow Lounger Photo 2

Leave me a comment and let me know what you make!

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25 comments on “DIY PILLOW LOUNGER

  1. Minga on

    Not sure how to make the flap to fold over the pillow. If possible could email me. I have 11 grandchildren and I want to make one for each for Christmas. Thank you so much in advance.

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  2. Patty on

    Came across your site through Pinterest and really love it….thank you so much for this wonderful idea on the pillow lounger. I am remodeling my RV and this was the perfect idea for the bench seats and so easy & affordable. Hope to get more great ideas from you—-thanks again. New follower.

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    • Cathy on

      Hi Sarah,
      It’s folded over like an envelope and that’s where you can slide the pillows in and out. I take the pillows out when I wash it.
      xoxo
      Cathy

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  3. Tesia on

    I followed and understood everything until where you say “sew seams for pillow pockets” I don’t see where you made the opening to stuff pillows. I’m sorry but I’m confused can you please clarify. I love what you’ve done and would like to make one for myself

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    • Cathy on

      Hi Loralee,
      If you look at step 3 you can see where the fabric is folded before sewing. When you sew the casings for the pillows you’re only sewing seams between where the pillows go and on the ends of the pillow lounger. This leaves an envelope type of fold where you insert or remove the pillows. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
      xoxo
      Cathy

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  4. Nancy on

    I love this pillow lounger. I have 5 great grandchildren and I plan to make one for each of them for Christmas. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Cathy on

      Hi Bonnie,
      The pillows don’t fall out because there is an overlapping fold. In step 3 you can see how the fabric is folded over itself putting the opening on the back and not the edge of the lounger, this makes the opening harder to see but keeps the pillows from falling out. If you look at steps 3 and 4 you can see the fold about 5 inches in from the side.
      I hope this helps.

      Cathy

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