Making 12 Inch Futon Mattress Cover
12 Inch Futon Mattress is versatile, fun furniture well suited for children’s rooms, holes and rec rooms, but heavy use can cause damage, wear and permanent staining to the futon mattress cover. While detachable clothing is available through retail chains, it’s fun and easy to make your own futon mattress cover with some simple materials and a rudimentary knowledge of sewing.
Preparation, Measurement and Cutting
Remove the sheets from the package and wash and dry them as instructed on the label. Using steam iron, press each sheet to remove any wrinkles. Place the 12 Inch Futon Mattress on a flat surface, like the floor, and measure its width, height and thickness. Record the measurements. Put the sheets straight to the right and lay them on a flat surface. Use a measure or measure tape and dangling chalk, mark a square or rectangle on the fabric (depending on measurements of mattress) that is the length and width of the mattress.
Determine the lower end – this will be the opening you use to push the 12 Inch Futon Mattress in the lid. Essentially, what you create will resemble a large pillowcase. Measure 4 inches up from the bottom edge of each side and mark with a stick. Pin the rest of the way around the edge, from the marking pin to the marking pin. Sew the edge from marking pin to marking pin; make a ½-inch seam, using a driving stitch. Remove all pins when sewing, with the exception of the marker pins.