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I couldn’t turn the rest of you away empty-handed, so I’ve prepared a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a bedroll like this one I made for JR’s birthday. It’s fairly easy and relatively inexpensive to make. I think I ended up paying $22 for all of the supplies and it took me an hour and a half to finish.
Start by choosing 2 coordinating fabrics, one for the front and one for the back. I purchased the pillows at Walmart for $2.50 each and it worked out that 1 and a half yards of each fabric worked perfectly for a 3 pillow bedroll. Wash them in cold and stick in the dryer to pre-shrink. Trim any strings that have loosened around the edge. Lay the two fabrics facing right side (the pattern side) to right side. So, you will see the backside of the fabric facing up. This way, when you turn it inside out, the pattern side will be facing out.
As good as my intentions were in trying to make everything really clear, I’m sure I’ll get lots of questions, so ask away! I’m sure there’s something I left out. ;) Asher is very excited to have a bedroll like “Bubba.” They’re great for movie watching in the family room, camping trips, hotel room stays and you can also fold it up like a chair in a reading nook.
Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you have a fantastic week. It’s actually RAINING here so my grass might actually turn green. ;)