Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Hungry Caterpillar Pillow Mattress

My boys have been sleeping in their own cots since they were born, and in their own rooms since they were 5 to 6 months old. I like this arrangement because everyone sleeps better, I get some time to wind down after I've tucked them in bed, and can choose to read a book before I turn in.

Noah likes me to stay in the room while he's falling asleep, so I usually lie on the floor while waiting for him to fall asleep. Though it doesn't usually take more than 5 minutes, I sometimes doze off and wake up with cramps on my hips. :/

I came across this pillow mattress cover idea on Pinterest recently and thought it'd be perfect for me. A mattress would be too much trouble, takes up too much space, and is difficult to store. With this pillow mattress cover, I just need to use 4 regular sized pillows, and they can easily fit into any of my cupboards when I want to put it out of sight. :)

I bought 2 metres of the hungry caterpillar material and 1 metre of the solid lime green material. Used french seams for the whole project.

4 pillows - just the right length for me
The hungry caterpillar...
and all the food he ate.
Yay! No more bad back. They boys love it too.


  1. This is such a good idea and oh so cute! I love the Hungry caterpillar - recently made a Hungry Caterpillar freezer paper bag and a cushion as well! Hope this saves your hips a bit! Have a great day!

    1. Hungry caterpillar is a hot favourite in my family! And sleeping on the floor just got more comfortable. :)

  2. I LOVE this! But the fabric I saw at spotlight is sooooo pricey! Dd you see, they also have Maisy! Sigh I should really dig my sewing machine out of the storeroom. Can I sign up for lessons with you please?

    1. Get your fabric online! It is much cheaper (even after factoring in shipping). I love shopping at You can get 15% off by using coupon code thx113. :)