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.
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.