Store-bought futon covers are ludicrously over-priced. Rather than throwing your money away on one – that most probably isn’t quite the right shade you had in mind anyway – try making your own. We’ll show you how to make a futon cover for a full-size mattress.
What you’ll need |
Matching all-purpose thread
(W*-5") length of ¾"-width velcro**
measuring tape/ yardstick
* W= mattress width
Approximate time |
1 Take apart the seams on the sheets. Tip: If you pull on the thread from the right direction, it should quite easily tear free from the fabric. To figure out which end to pull from, choose an arbitrary point along the middle of the length of the seam. Snip the thread. Try pulling in one direction; if there’s resistance, give the other direction a shot.
2 Wash the sheets to pre-shrink.
4 Measure a width, w, equal to W+H+2" on each sheet (fig. 2). Mark with the colored pencil. Cut along the line.
< fig. 2