You will need
- 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.
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.
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.
Advice 3 : How to make a mattress with their hands
If your old mattress is out of order and needed a new, for example, in a cot for the child or to the country, try to sew it yourself. Of course, the orthopedic design you are unlikely to succeed, but sleeping on it is very soft and nice.
You will need
- - foam;
- - polyester batting or other padding;
- - fabric for the cover.
- - sewing machine;
- - threads;
- - spring units;
- - wooden slats;
- - nails;
- - hammer;
- - stapler.
Before you start doing the mattress with their hands, determine what is inside. If you need a removable mattressthat can be folded up and put away after use, choose foam or polyester fiber basis, and for fixed beds can be done and spring mattress.
To make a foam mattress, buy a piece of foam and mark the form. Here can be a few options. If you need a folding mattress, make it from several pieces, spreading them across the bed. For hospital beds will have plenty of great mattress one or two longitudinal parts. Cut the foam with an assistant, one of you needs to stretch half and the other with a sharp knife to cut precisely on the intended line.
Mark a pattern on fabric, adding on each side of the seam allowance on the thickness of the mattressand a few inches for seams. To cover can be washed, do it like a pillowcase – with an overlap. For this length, add another 20 cm.
Sew a cover for the mattressand, first of all transverse sections, then by length, laying angles across the side seams at this width, what is the width of the foam. Treat all seams with a serger or zigzag. Pass the foam in the case.
To make a mattress of cotton batting, polyester batting or other soft padding, start with the cover. Measure the size of the bed, creating a pattern note the thickness of the mattress. Then sew a fabric case desired size, with overlap or clasp in the form of lightning. Carefully fill with stuffing, given that it will quickly be nailed and will be two times thinner. So the gasket did not get off in whom, in several places sew the mattress through and through, they put small pieces of fabric from two sides.
If you want to make a spring mattress, you need to buy spring blocks, the number depends on the size of the bed. Set them in order, vertically, make sure that the upper ends were located at the same level. The bottom of the spring fix the wooden laths with a thickness of 2 cm and a width of 6-7 cm
Perform the tying of the springs. To do this, beat on the ends of the beds in front of each of a number of large nails (50-60 mm) and bend them away from the springs. Take a strong cord with a thickness of 2-5 mm and tie all springs of each row first across the bed, and then along the last two diagonals. Lay on top of the springs, burlap or other sturdy fabric, then a layer of batting or wadding, fit an mattress upholstery fabric, securing it with a furniture stapler.