You will need
  • - A piece of cloth or a sheet;
  • - tailoring meter;
  • - scissors;
  • - thread and needle;
  • - sewing machine
  • - serger (optional;;
  • - elastic band;
  • - safety pin for threading elastic bands;
  • - iron.
Choose the right fabric for mattress cover, depending on its purpose. For example, for an orthopedic mattress in a baby cot you can pick up furniture upholstery fabric – by the day the sleeper will turn into additional play area. For the air mattress it is recommended to do the cover from tarpaulin that will protect the product from rapid wear and small punctures. Finally, the bedroom will be appropriate fabric of any color and structure; you can even use old sheets.
Make the necessary measurements of the future case. To sew it you need to know the width, thickness and length of the mattress. The pattern will consist of five elements: main part (this is the length of the mattress plus its width) and four boards in the head, legs and sides (made according to the measured thickness of the product).
Copy the measurements onto the fabric and mark on it the main part of the mattress cover. If you allow the size of the fabric trim, the edges can be performed in the form of Pochinok. The mattress is also of large magnitude have to do a stitched detail. For decorative mattress cover it is possible to combine strips of different colors. In this case, it is recommended to perform the Foundation in one color (perhaps in the tone of the other items woven interior room); same for the side parts use a cloth companion.
Cut out parts according to the planned lines are extremely neat, sharp tailoring scissors, do not forget to leave a fairly wide allowances for extreme seams. Calculate them based on the width of a particular elastic-drawstring: hem needs to be folded twice, then on its edge will the stitching. Elastic tape should run freely on the reverse edge of the mattress.
Produce components of the mattress cover, in this order:
- stitch on the sewing machine four corner seam of the product, connecting the sides to the base;
- treat the seams on the serger or by hand;
- the free edge of the canvas wrap. To form a crisp fold line, spend it on the tip of the nail.
- carefully Tutuila seams and make a line along the edge of the hem, leaving a gap for threading elastic.
You only have to put elastic webbing in the finished mattress cover and firmly fix the edges. Now the product can be easily put on and take off the mattress before washing.