ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Make Your Own Pillows as a Sleepover Craft

Updated on January 21, 2019
Ronna Pennington profile image

Ronna Pennington is a professional craft writer and a life-long DIY-er whose motto is "If I can hot glue it, I can do it."

Lots of Options for Pillow Crafts

Offering a pillow craft at a sleepover serves a dual purpose. It keeps sleepover guests occupied and provides them with a nice take-home treat the next day. Congratulations -- you just got out of making treat bags.

The downside to making pillow crafts for a sleepover activity is that there are many types you can make. You have to decide which is right for your group of kids. The good news is that's the toughest part of the pillow craft!

Fleece Tied Pillows

These are easy to make for children old enough to tie knots. Buy a pillow form for each guest. Also provide fleece blocks that are cut 12 inches wider than the pillow forms. Stack pairs of the fleece together and cut 6-inch long strips all the way around the border. To assemble, participants will center their pillow form between the fleece and tie together corresponding strips from the top and bottom. The result is a fringed pillow.

The down-side: This craft can get expensive. Pillow forms must be purchased and fleece is not inexpensive. Watch for fleece sales!

Fabric Marker Drawings

Ask guests to bring a pillow, but you provide a pillowcase. Give your sleepover guests fabric markers and allow them to draw, doodle, and decorate their very own pillowcase. This is a great craft because it allows participants to be creative and to express their individuality, making it a perfect activity for 'tweens and teens.

Since standard pillow cases are relatively inexpensive, this is an affordable craft. Your biggest expense will be the fabric markers. Many craft supply stores sell them in packages or individually, giving you a chance to add extra colors to the basic ones.

The downside is the cost of fabric markers (but you can use them many times).

Iron-On Designs

Ask your guests to bring a pillow. You provide a white pillowcase, drawing paper, and fabric crayons. Give the guests a sheet of transfer paper and allow them to draw designs that you will transfer to their pillowcases while they play a party game or eat a snack. Follow the transfer instructions carefully and iron the designs onto the pillowcase.

The downside is the extra work required for transferring the designs onto the pillowcases. Another challenge is that designs must be made in reverse in order to print correctly. With most designs this won't be a problem. If participants plan to spell out their names, they will have to do the work in reverse.

How to transfer a fabric crayon design


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)