DIY Floor Pillows for Kids

Back almost a year ago when I started planning the new nursery, I knew I wanted some child-size floor pillows. Kids are always playing on the floor and it just seemed right to give them some big comfy pillows to lounge on.

Since navy and green was the decided upon color scheme, I kept my eyes out for some cool solid or patterned material that I could make into pillow covers. I found a great green tablecloth at the thrift store that was perfect! I used some of the material for a Christmas pillow and, after the floor pillow, I still have enough for one more for around the house. For a second floor pillow, I chose a cadet blue chevron stripe that I found at Hancock Fabric.

DIY Floor Pillows for Kids

Because children will be laying on them and making them flat, I decided to buy feather inserts for my covers so I could fluff them. And if I decide that I'm finding way too many little feathers that little hands have pulled out, I can just switch out the inserts. Because I bought them cheap at Ikea. I think both 26"x 26" feather euro pillows were about $15 each.

To make my little kiddie floor pillows, I followed this great tutorial from Vintage Revivals. I only cut my material an inch bigger than my inserts to allow for a seam. I didn't want my covers too roomy.

DIY Floor Pillows for Kids

DIY Floor Pillows for Kids

Just ignore my not matched up pattern at the seams. I'm pretty sure that's a feat of magic, lining up prints when you sew. I doubt I will master it anytime soon. But, if I'm not analyzing other people's pillows at their houses, they must not be analyzing mine when they're at my house. There is beauty in imperfection and they are made with love.

At least that's my rationale.

In reality, I struggle to sew a straight seam. I'm hoping I'll get better with practice but I think I'm a hopeless case of impatience. 

DIY Floor Pillows for Kids

Little Man approved.

I can't wait until this nursery is completely finished and I can show it to you! We're working on purchasing a storage system for toy organization, hanging a gallery wall, and finishing up the curtains. Once those are checked off the list, just you wait! It's gonna be awesome!

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  1. Hi Elizabeth! Stopping by from Brag About It party, and wanted to come check out your pillows. I've been meaning to pick up a couple floor pillows for my son, but they're so expensive. This is the PERFECT solution! Have pinned to my Sew Amazing board! Thanks so much for sharing!! ~Erin

    1. Pillows are so expensive! I hate it because I love them so much. But making them is the perfect solution for me. Good luck on your floor pillows! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. What a wonderful project. Some of the simplest things are the hardest to think of. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us on Twirl and Take a Bow! ~Tammy

  3. What creative idea !!! Pillows. Pillows. Pillows. Pillows!! I love pillows!!


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