Folding Ottoman Beds Ideas
Folding ottoman beds is unique and creative way to maximize the number of guests at home can comfortably accommodate. By incorporating this piece of furniture into your living room, it is possible to sleep an extra person at night and then fold the ottoman and use it as a functional piece of furniture without having to sacrifice a whole room to the bed or even the wall space of a folding bed. The rudimentary sewing ability will allow you to create a piece of furniture that is simple but completely reinforced by this simplicity.
Place the foam mattress on a protected work surface. Cut the mattress into three or even four sections, depending on its size and the shape of the desired ottoman mattress, making sure that the sections are even by measuring them. Sew a fabric cuff with the exact width and depth of the mattress that is two feet longer than the mattress was originally and has all the seams hidden inside. Leave the sleeve open at one of the small ends only.
Slide the first mattress piece into the sleeve and push it to the end. Stitch in place with a row of the horizontal seam as close as possible to the piece of mattress. Leave five inches of space and sew another row of seam. Slide the next piece of mattress into the sleeve and continue this process until all the parts have been exhausted. Cut off any excess fabric. Sew the final piece in place with a row of stitches or sew by hand for a more attractive appearance.