How to Make Your Own Mattress Cover or Topper

Posted by on Mar 03, 2016

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You may be wondering why anyone makes their own mattress topper, cover or pad. After all, they're relatively easy to buy. However, sewing your own bedding can be a useful endeavor in certain situations. For starters, you may have an unusually sized or custom-made mattress, and any cover or topper purchased in a store winds up sliding off. For sleepers who are sensitive to the chemicals that may be found in mattress pads and other bedding, tracking down an all-natural mattress cover or sewing one may be the best option to ensure the materials are acceptable. Of course, any parent who need a rubber sheet or reliable cover for a child's bed may need to sew one since children's mattresses are often in custom sizes.


If after reading about all of these ideas, you just want to buy a mattress topper or cover, you can find reviews of the best ones at Sleep Judge. Before we start, in case you're wondering what the difference is between a cover and a topper, pads and covers are usually thinner and more protective and toppers add cushioning. 

Fitted Sheet + Mattress Pad

For a custom fit, Apartment Therapy (via Tipnut), recommends taking a fitted sheet already used on the bed and then sewing a pad on top of it. Of all the ways to create a custom-fitting mattress pad, this may be the most foolproof.

Memory Foam Mattress Pad

Cutting memory foam may be the easiest way to make a mattress pad, explains DoItYourself.com. Keep in mind that measuring is one of the most important steps of the process since cutting a piece of foam that's too short will mean you need to start again. 

Sew a Rubber Mattress Cover

For parents who are potty training their children, a mattress cover can be extremely helpful. In this video, Joquena, one of the bloggers from Modern Homemakers, explains how to measure a mattress and sew waterproof material to create the perfect fit. 



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