How To Make A Pillowcase Sleeping Bag: Amazing 5 Steps To Make It

How to make a pillowcase sleeping bag? You can make a fun and easy sleeping bag for your kids out of an old pillowcase. This is great to take on camping trips or sleepovers!

You could even use it as a Halloween costume by drawing some eyes and teeth on it, like Frankenstein’s monster.

The best thing about this project is that you probably already have everything you need in the house! Here are the steps to make your own pillowcase sleeping bag: 

How To Make A Pillowcase Sleeping Bag?

This post will give step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own pillowcase sleeping bag.

Now you can sew your own pillowcase sleeping bag with the instructions below.

What you will need:

  • A standard pillowcase
  • Thread to match the pillowcase
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Pins


Step 1: Cut the pillowcase in half, making sure not to cut off the opening.

Now you have 2 identical pillowcase pieces.

Step 2: Pinch a 1-inch section in from each end and pin together with the right side of the lower half facing out. 

Sew this piece closed using a straight stitch, making sure to leave about 10 inches open on either end for armholes.

Note: If you are using a serger, you can serge this seam instead of sewing it closed.

Step 3: Turn the pillowcase right side out and press the seam flat.

Step 4: Measure 18 inches down from the top of the pillowcase (or wherever you want the bag to end) and mark with a pin.

From here, measure down 10 inches and mark with a pin.

Fold the bag in half, so it is now 5 inches wide, place another pin at the halfway mark, and sew along both sides of the fold. Make sure this seam goes all the way to the first pin you marked on each side!

Step 5: Fill your new pillowcase sleeping bag with your favorite pillow or comforter, and you are ready for a good night’s sleep.

Here are some more photos to help you create the perfect pillowcase sleeping bag:

Make pillowcase sleeping bag
Make pillowcase sleeping bag
Pillowcase Sleeping Bag
Pillowcase Sleeping Bag

Benefits Of Pillowcase Sleeping Bag

Here are some benefits of pillowcase sleeping bag:

1. You can make one for free with an old pillowcase!

2. It is lightweight and easy to pack up and take along on trips.

3. The bag can be customized to any size you want.

4. It is warm and comfortable, perfect for sleeping in.

5. Your child will love having a unique sleeping bag all their own.

6. The bag can also be used as a Halloween costume.

7. It is machine washable and dryer safe.

8. Pillowcase sleeping bags are a great way to promote creativity and self-expression in children.

Now that you know how to make a pillowcase sleeping bag get creative with your design! Add some fun details or personalize it with your child’s name. Have fun and enjoy some sweet dreams!

Also Read: How To Make A Baby Sleeping Bag

How Do I Make A Baby Sleeping Bag?

Good question! If you’re looking for a baby pillowcase pattern with an attached blanket, the Square-in-a-Square Baby Sleeping Bag is one option.

This project also has a more detailed tutorial on sewing a sleeping bag, so check it out if this looks like too much of a challenge.

How Do I Make A Toddler Sleeping Bag?

If you want to make a kids pillowcase sleeping bag for your little one, another option is the Lil’ Pillowcase Sleeping Bag. This tutorial also has extra tips on how to attach this blanket to your child’s pajamas.

How Do I Sew With Fleece?

You can use fleece as the material for your pillowcase sleeping bag. Check out this tutorial on how to sew with fleece. It will walk you through all the steps of making a blanket, as well as some tips for sewing with fleece.

The Bottom Line

This is a quick and easy sewing project that can be whipped up in no time. Not only does it keep your bedding clean, but the pillowcase sleeping bag also provides you with a cozy place to sleep at night.

The pillowcase sleeping bag is a great way to create an instant bed for guests. It’s also good for kids who have sleepovers and don’t want to go home yet! If you want to know more information, Let me know in the comment below!

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