… with care
PLUS these guys are kinda making it tough to keep our couch clean the way things are set up right now. I think it’s time for a futon cover! Removable, washable, comfortable… these are some requirements. Up until now I’ve been using a twin mattress cover. Inexpensive. Easy for switching up the color pallet of the room… but my detail-aware compulsive side leads me to re-tucking MANY times a day when a corner has become untethered…. what a waste of time! Hopefully the next sofa solution will be more manageable….
The first thing I did was take the futon mattress off the frame to measure it. You can get measurements online, but our mattress is well worn and I wanted to make sure I had OUR measurements. I would share them with you here, except I seem to have lost that tiny slip of paper…
I cut five pieces: 1 large “bottom”, 1 slightly longer “top”, 2 long narrow side panels, and 1 short narrow end panel.
Pinning and ironing are my least favorite parts of a project. Sometimes I skip them altogether. This time, however, pinning is important. Finish/hem one end of the longer “top” piece. Join the top and bottom to the end panel. Next, join the side panels. The corners needed a little finesse in order for my sewing machine needle to get where it needed to be.