Do you want to learn how to make a mattress cover? Well, just prepare your choice of fabric and sewing machine, and we will finish off in no time.
At this age, most people rely on markets to achieve a hotel-quality mattress.
But, there are still those who engage themselves in the challenge of making their style.
One of the things that makes a mattress great is its cover.
The mattress cover isn’t just for a better appearance, but it is crucial in protecting the mattress.
We may not be aware, but our mattresses are prone to so many impurities from our surroundings and our bodies.
So don’t take it lightly if mattress protection becomes a subject of discussion.
You must guard your mattress at the end of the day – if you want to last it longer.
Dear friend, if you are interested in making your mattress cover, don’t hesitate to keep scrolling. This article is for you!
Steps To Make A Mattress Cover
How to make a mattress cover?
In this article, we will use a sewing machine for most of the stitching since it is quite hard to make a mattress cover using just our bare hands and thread.
Step #1. Measure the mattress
You have to do a good job in measuring your mattress’s dimensions for you not to waste material and energy.
You see, if your calculations are wrong concerning the numbers you’re going to deal with, then you’ll just get frustrated.
That’s why you need to be patient in this area and be present-minded as you do the measuring.
First, you have to detach the mattress from the bed frame and lay it on a flat surface.
Be sure that the place you’re going to put your mattress is well-cleaned.
Using a measuring tape, measure the length, width, and height of your mattress.
This will determine the amount of fabric that is needed to fit well in the mattress.
Step #2. Purchase enough materials
If you’ve already chosen the kind of fabric you like, then obtain an amount based on your calculations plus 20 inches for the cutting.
Don’t forget to buy a thread that suits the type and color of the fabric you’ve picked.
You may not be aware that there are types of threads.
It’s not just the color that matters because, for example, if you pick a thread that is made of cotton, but you have an elastic fabric, then you’re in a disaster.
In addition to what you’ll need are the elastic and cotton cord.
You can obtain this surely enough if you buy a roll.
Step #3. Showcase your sewing skills
In this section, we will learn how to sew a removable mattress cover.
First, cut your fabric with a length that you measured plus double the mattress’s height and another 12 inches.
For the width, cut it by your calculated width plus two times the mattress’s height and an additional 12 inches.
Next, make a square notch in the four corners of your fabric.
The sides must measure the same as the height of the mattress plus six inches.
So if the height of your mattress measures 7 inches, then the notch’s side must measure 13 inches.
Since the fabric has been cut, you must sew all of its raw edges.
Then, sew the notches together to form the corners of the mattress cover.
For all the bottom edges, fold and sew it, leaving an opening of 5 inches for the elastic.
Just leave it like that for a while. Do not put the elastic yet.
To make sure that the cover you are making fits your mattress, you may check it by putting it on the mattress.
After which, remove it to insert the cotton cord.
Where will it be inserted? The answer is all around the edges of the cover.
Now remove the cover.
Put pins where the needle will go through to ensure security.
Here, you must sew with your hands.
It is a creative way to use a blanket stitch in sewing the top edges.
You may also prefer to use other kinds of stitches. That depends on you.
Again, you’ll have to put the unfinished cover in your mattress.
By this time, we will insert the elastic plus the cotton cord for the bottom edges.
Insert the elastic first through the 6-inch opening you’ve created earlier.
Tie both ends of it twice for security.
You may finish the cover by just folding the bottom edges and sewing them.
However, it will be much appealing if you insert the cotton cord too.
Just do the same thing as you did earlier with the cotton cord at the top edges.
There you go! A classy and easily removable mattress cover. See? It’s that easy.
At the end of this article, I hope you have learned how to make a mattress cover.
I believe you can do it!
Anyways, it’s an honor for me that you’ve reached this point of the article.
Your time and effort are much appreciated!