Here’s a fun flashback to year or so ago. It’s a fun project I did over at While He Was Napping and then forgot about. But today this DIY Body Pillow Cover is finally going into the archives, and here for you to enjoy since many of you weren’t here a year ago.


 

Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.

Hi While He Was Napping readers! I’m Lisa Mabey, and I’m back to share another tutorial with you! I blog at Mabey She Made It about DIY projectscrafting, and sewing.

Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter. Have you ever gotten a new bed set and wished that there was a matching body pillow cover? My mom likes to put a body pillow on every bed instead of separate pillows, so when she got a new set, she asked if I’d turn the two shams included into a diy body pillow cover. I thought she was brilliant. So I did. Here’s how I did it if you’d like to follow along! Here are the shams I started with:

DIY Body Pillow Cover Instructions

  1. Measure the body pillow. It’s (obviously) a different shape than your shams, so we’ll have to alter them just a bit. My body pillow was a little shorter than the combined length of the two shams, so I needed to shorten the shams. I cut the opposite ends of the shams open so that the combined length of the shams was about 1″ longer than the length of the body pillow.Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.
  2. Turn one sham inside out, and stuff one inside the other so the right sides are together.Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.
  3. Pin the sham fronts together (right sides together) making sure to align the design of the shams and the top and bottom seams.Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.
  4. Sew all the way around to make a long tube. I also measured the height of the pillow, and adjusted the height of my shams to be 1″ bigger than the pillow once the two shams were connected. Now, all you have to do is slide your body pillow into one of the envelope slots (I actually used both slots to help get such a long pillow inside the case) and make your bed. Here it is before:

Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.

And after the sham transformation!
Super simple way to turn the regular shams from your bedding into a body pillow cover to match your comforter.

It’s a pretty easy fix, but I love how it gives you more freedom to dress your bed how you’d like while not having to buy an extra body pillow cover. And it’s fewer pillows to take off the bed at the the end of the night. I like that part too! If you’d like to see more of what I’m up to, please come visit me over at Mabey She Made It!

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Diana
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Diana

What a DUH! moment for me .. Never thought of that and thank you for putting that out there in Blogland !

Tess S.
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Tess S.

This is a very clever idea! Even if you don’t use a body pillow for your main pillow on your bed, it’s nice to know that you can use assorted shams to decorate your body pillow to co-ordinate with your room. Sometimes you can find big discounts on random shams…what a great thing!!!!

Paula
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Paula

Great idea! Did you know in England a body pillow is called a ‘bolster’?

Peter Parkar
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I’m a Peter Parkar living in Newport Beach, California as a Blog writer for various publications, i would love to write about Home Decor. I hope my blog inspires you to explore your bedding accessories and look damn good doing it!