INSIDE : Learn how to take an old king size pillow and transform it into the most perfect Lounge Pillow with the most basic sewing skills! Add on a few colorful tassels and presto – magic.
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Pillows. We all own them, we all use them. But what do you do after your pillow becomes a flat pancake? (Or so says the husband, it still looks pretty perky to me.) I’ll tell you what to do with it – repurpose it into a Bed Lounge Tassel Pillow! See my tutorial below, on how I took my exceedingly low sewing skills and made a comfortable lounge pillow.
Looking for a few other VERY simple sewing projects? You might like my DIY Custom Pillows (one of them used my daughter’s handwriting!).
Can we just pause for a moment and talk about those tassels — are they just the most perfect addition?
I’ve slowly been making kid-friendly pillows that can be used and abused. This long pillow fit the bill perfectly. Plus, we have a king sized bed, so it is a nice long pillow for them to play with.
What supplies do I need to make a simple Bed Lounge Tassel Pillow?
How to create your big lounge around pillow:
I had bought this wall tapestry (it’s basically just fabric) from Target last year with the thought of using it for curtains in my son’s bedroom… and well you can see how that turned out.
And when my husband got a new king sized pillow and said to throw out his old one, I knew it was time to combine the two in a fun long lounge pillow with added tassels.
Step one was to measure my pillow and the fabric. Next, I whipped out my handy dandy sewing machine and sewed a simple rectangle to the measurements taken. I left a generous opening to reinsert the pillow and then used my machine to stitch that up, as well.
How to make yarn pillow tassels:
Next, it was tassel making time. I almost went with pom poms, but I decided to mix it up a bit and go with something I make less.
Start by wrapping yarn around a piece of cardboard about 20 times. Cut a section about 12″ long of yarn and tie a knot at the top of tassel. Next, cut the ends of the yarn and remove it from the cardboard.
Using roughly 18″ of yarn, wrap around the entire tassel about 6–10 times to create the binding portion of the tassel. Tie a knot at the wrapped yarn area. Trim tassel ends evenly for a nice clean look.
Tassels are so so simple to make and once I had four of them, I stitched them onto the corners of my pillow.
Oh, I love this easy and relaxing pillow and it is perfect as a kid lounge pillow, a lounge pillow for your bed or a great spot to curl up and read a book on the floor.
And extra bonus that we are reusing and repurposing old pillows!
- Old Pillow
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Scissors
- Sewing Machine
- Start by meauring your pillow and the fabric.
- Using the measurements taken, sew a very simple rectangle to cover the pillow. Be sure to leave a generous opening to re-insert the pillow.
- Using your sewing machine, you can then stitch up the openning hole, too.
- Next, it is tassel making time. Tassels are so so simple to make and once you have four of them made, you can stitch each of them onto the corners of your pillow.
Maybe it is just me, but we have certain pillows that are NOT for kids and certain pillows that ARE FOR kids. I am constantly saying, “the sofa is not a playground”.
My sweet kiddos are just excited to add another pillow to their side – allowed for kids!