Make a furry student lounger to relax in.
This furry student lounger is perfect for back to school! I was inspired by this Pottery Barn Teen product to create this for my kids. They love to relax on this lounger while they play video games or watch TV. This student lounger would be perfect for kiddos who are heading to dorms this fall!
Supplies Used to Make a Furry Student Lounger: (affiliate links)
- Fairfield Poly-Fil Basic Pillow Inserts, 24″ x 24″, White
- Fairfield Soft Touch Neck Roll Pillow, 9 by 20-Inch (2)
- Shannon Fabric Luxury Fur – Purple
Start by cutting a 26 by 52 inch piece from two yards of the Luxury Fabric. Here’s my trick for cutting luxury fur with no mess: cut the backing with a craft knife! Place the fabric fur side down on a cutting mat, place a ruler on the cutting line, and slice through the backing with a sharp craft knife. This way you get an even cut without fur flying everywhere!
Fold the fabric in half, with the wrong side of the fabric facing out. Pin the edges together.
Sew along the two long edges of the fur fabric.
Flip the pillow cover inside out. Slide the large pillow insert into the pillow case, and use a ladder stitch to close the open edge.
Cut two pieces of luxury fur that measure 16 by 30 inches. We will make two tubes to cover the two arm rolls. Use the same cutting technique described in step one.
Fold the rectangles long ways with the right side of the fabric facing out, and sew the edge shut to create a tube. Slide the inside out tubes over the pillow inserts.
Cut a square of fur fabric to cover the end of the round pillows, and pin them in place. Stitch around the pinned edges to attach the end of the pillow cover. Trim off the excess fabric. Flip the pillow cover inside out and slide it over the pillow insert. One end will remain open.
Use large pins to attach the unsewn ends of the round pillows to the large square pillows. The placement will depend on the size of the person who will be using the lounger. You can place the arms closer together for a child sized lounger, or further apart for a teen or adult. Hand stitch the arms to the body of the lounger.
I gave my daughter’s room an entire makeover with Shannon’s fur fabric and pillow cushions from Fairfield world! See the furry pouf tutorial here, the pink body pillow tutorial here, the the reversible throw blanket tutorial here, and the ottoman makeover here. (links coming soon…check back for new tutorials!
I originally published this project on the Fairfield World site, where I am a contributor.