Advice 1: How to sew a mattress pad

In order for an orthopaedic mattress has served you for a long time, they must protect and properly exploit. To mattress as little as possible dirty, you can use mattress covers, which, in the presence of the sewing machine you can sew with your hands.
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You will need
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Roulette
  • Sewing machine
In order to sew the mattress cover, you need to first choose the fabric. To mattress was not wiped fast in the corners, it is necessary to choose a fairly sturdy fabric. You also need to make sure the fabric was light and do not shed, so as not to stain the white linen.
Once the fabric is defined, it is necessary to make measurements of the mattress in order to calculate the amount of fabric for making mattress cover. Count the number necessary for the approximate scheme: two widths, two thicknesses, two lengths and four pretty loose seam.
After the calculation, you need to cut out the fabric and pre-sweep the mattress pad, leaving one side free for the fitting. Then you need to put a cover on the mattress and cut to fit the mattress pad directly on it.
Then the mattress you need to carefully remove and stitch a double seam on the sewing machine. If the mattress pad is intended to be removable, before we will open don't forget to include the clasp. If the mattress pad is scheduled fixed, then the stitching need to leave one side unsewn, and then gently hand sew the mattress cover directly on the mattress.
Try to cut the mattress pad is pretty loose. If the allowances will be small, the mattress will be very difficult to wear.
Useful advice
The stronger will be the fabric of the mattress pad, the longer it will last.

Advice 2 : How to make a mattress

Homemade mattress is the perfect solution to give. To buy expensive mattresses for rest in a garden house at the weekend may not afford every cottager. Besides, there are cottages for guests – relatives, friends. On all stock convenient and affordable mattresses? Spent on materials for this products you can sew it yourself.
How to make a mattress
You will need
  • Fabric, foam rubber, hay.
A soft mattress is easy. For its production will need pieces of foam with a thickness of 15-20 centimeters. You can choose one solid piece of foam, but you can make a composite mattress. In the latter case, the length of each piece will equal about 60-70 centimeters. Then the whole length of the mattress will be equal to the average growth of a person, with enough room for pillows.
Each piece of foam is sheathed by a fabric (e.g. tapestry). From the cloth will depend much. Everyone porous materials, which will not move out of sheets, fabrics which are easily to wash. If you have a cat, you need to consider that some types of fabric easy to make leads.
If the mattress is made of three parts, they need to be joined to each other using pieces of fabric so that if necessary they can be folded "accordion", in the Ottoman. This option of the mattress is convenient because it can be folded before arrival of guests.
On a mattress you can sleep on the bed and on the floor and on a cot. And in the case when the mattress needs to be folded, you can make a beautiful case and decorate it with embroidery, applique or color to make the style rags.
Improvised mattress made of foam is particularly common for a country of self-made beds. But in addition to foam in the cottages there are other experimental products. In particular, a popular mattress of hay. It is believed that it sleep will be strong and healthy.
To a mattress of hay enough for a year, you need to carefully dry "stuffing" for him. To hay is recommended to add dried sedge, it prevents to fly to herbal dust across the surface of the mattress. Also Paris you want to add dried herbs. Popular St. John's wort.
For flavor in a mattress, you can add mint, lemon balm, leaves of currant, lime and strawberries and other dried herbs.
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