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How to make your own mattress covers

01 November 2015

We used these mattress covers for a dining room table hack idea, but we were so pleased by how they turned out, we asked our stylist Anna to show us how make them. You could use this idea to add a bit of personality to a day bed, but we just think they’re great for creating a cool place to hang out. Come see how it’s done.

Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric. Personalise your lazying about space by sewing your own mattress covers using your favourite metre fabric.
You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers. You’ll need some fabric, a mattress and a sewing machine to make your own mattress covers.

Here’s what you need

2.5m of metre fabric
A mattress
And a sewing machine

Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end. Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end. Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end. Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end. Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end. Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end.

Fold over 1 cm of the fabric and sew and one end. Then repeat on the other end.

Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end. Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end.

Double the fabric by folding it in half, leaving a 25 cm border along one end.

Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again.

Fold it over again...

Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again. Fold over the fabric again.

Then sew the sides of the fabric together so it becomes like a huge pillow case. Turn it inside out.

And you’re done! Just put the mattress into your new creation. When you’re done relaxing we like to store them away by rolling them up and keeping them tight with a string or belt to store away.