Difficulty Level = Beginner

This free DIY pillow bed sewing pattern is perfect for a beginner and includes detailed step-by-step instructions and full size print-at-home pattern pieces.

This tutorial will teach you how to make a pillow bed. I chose to make the cases envelope style so that you can easily remove the pillows for washing, but they won’t fall out like they would with a traditional style pillowcase. There are also handles for easy carrying!

DIY Pillow Bed

In this free DIY pillow bed sewing pattern you will get:

  • A full tutorial with step-by-step instructions for fun, easy sewing
  • Full-size, instant-download pattern pieces that you can print at home and get started straight away!
  • Beginner friendly instructions you’ll love to use (which means you can make as many pillow bed as you want)
  • A pattern that works with almost any woven fabric so you can raid your stash with ease, or even upcycle old clothes into a brand new Pillow Bed.

Get Inspired … Then Get Sewing Your Free DIY Pillow Bed Sewing Pattern!

DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
Simple, clear instructions. Easy to follow.
Cindi C
“As soon as it was done my daughter was so excited for it. The most important part is making sure your seams match up for when you stitch in the ditch at the end. It’s already a hit here, I’m just waiting for the dog to steal it next.”
Aune Wood
super cute and quick pattern. Love that I can make it with just the measurements and not having to print out paper. Love that you can upcycle items to make it too!”
Erica Nenich
DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
DIY Pillow Bed- Customer Review
“This was a quick sew start-to-finish. Sewing in straight lines makes this an excellent beginner pattern. I love that the finished pillow bed is versatile, ranging from a long bed to shorter bolster-like seats.”
Kim Cierpik-Gold
Very easy and fast sew that can be completed in a day”
Yolonde Bates
“These pillow beds are a super cute sew which looks much harder than it is. This would be a great pattern to make to practice the “stitch in the ditch” technique on a pattern where it’s not vital to be perfect (the stitch line is mostly hidden by the pillows).”
Liz Faber


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