Posted: Jun 16, 2014 8:00 AM
 
Take movie night to a whole new level by creating an extra comfy spot for each of the kids. Kids will love curling up with a bowl of popcorn on their very own DIY pillowcase lounger.

Sofa space can be at a premium for families on movie night. Keep the couch clear for Mom and Dad to enjoy while each kid gets comfortable on their own personal pillowcase lounger. Movie night has never been so comfortable.

allParenting pillow case lounger supplies

Supplies:

  • 4-5 pillowcases
  • 4-5 pillows
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Fusible Velcro
  • Iron

Directions:

allParenting pillow case lounger step 1

Start by cutting out 2 (2-inch) sections of fusible Velcro for each pillowcase. Line up the "hook" and "loop" strips on opposite sides of the pillowcase. Heat up your iron and fuse the Velcro in place according to the package instructions. Repeat for each pillowcase.

allParenting pillow case lounger step 2

Line up the long sides of 2 of the pillowcases. Sew the 2 pillowcases together with a 1/8-inch seam allowance. I recommend using a shorter stitch length for added durability and back-stitching at the ends to prevent the seam from coming undone. Continue sewing the pillowcases together in this way until all of the pillowcases are connected.

I sewed 4 pillowcases together total, which was the perfect size with room to spare for my preschooler. You may want to sew together 5 pillowcases for an older child.

allParenting pillow case lounger step 3

Stuff each of the pillowcases with a pillow, then seal the Velcro ends to keep the pillows from coming out.

Fold the top 2 pillows up to create the headrest for your pillowcase lounger. Now you are ready to pop some popcorn, relax and enjoy movie night.

allParenting pillow case lounger

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