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Old 07-10-2014, 07:03 AM   #1
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Floyd inspired my creativity to improve the comfort of my Scamp dinette bed, but I went the cheap route.

1. Full size bed foam mattress cushioning. At Walmart around 17 bucks. Lay out on cushions, mark with sharpie and cut with scissors to fit.

2. Twin size flat sheet. Lay out over pre cut foam, pin first and then cut and sew to fit, leaving around 4 inches or so to wrap around back of foam. You must pin in gathers around rounded edges, and make pockets at long side ends of sheet ends. This is where foam will "fit into".

3. After sewing, lay foam cushion over sheet, ribbed side down. Tuck in ends of foam into premade pockets.

4. Industrial white Velcro pieces go in corners of sheet, adhering long sheet sides to bottom short ends. Do not attach to foam. Sheet only.

5. I also made a long sheet strap for the back of the cushion and velcroed that to the sheet as well to act as a sort of brace.

Hope I explained this ok! Cheap and cheerful and a great nights sleep!

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Old 07-10-2014, 07:15 AM   #2
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Floyd inspired my creativity to improve the comfort of my Scamp dinette bed, but I went the cheap route.

1. Full size bed foam mattress cushioning. At Walmart around 17 bucks. Lay out on cushions, mark with sharpie and cut with scissors to fit.

2. Twin size flat sheet. Lay out over pre cut foam, pin first and then cut and sew to fit, leaving around 4 inches or so to wrap around back of foam. You must pin in gathers around rounded edges, and make pockets at long side ends of sheet ends. This is where foam will "fit into".

3. After sewing, lay foam cushion over sheet, ribbed side down. Tuck in ends of foam into premade pockets.

4. Industrial white Velcro pieces go in corners of sheet, adhering long sheet sides to bottom short ends. Do not attach to foam. Sheet only.

5. I also made a long sheet strap for the back of the cushion and velcroed that to the sheet as well to act as a sort of brace.

Hope I explained this ok! Cheap and cheerful and a great nights sleep!

Wendy


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Wendy,
Thanks for the idea! Great workmanship! Cheap and a good nights sleep really go good together! They can not be beat!
Carl
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Wendy, thanks for sharing this wonderful idea!
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Thank you Wendy for the instructions! I saw those foam mattresses at Walmart just the other day, I thought they were nice as they didn't take up too much room (and the price was right!).
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Thank you all for your kind words. I'm glad to finally be of help to others after all I've learned from you all here!

Yes, cheap, cheerful and comfortable!

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I too had seen those foam mattress pads and wondered if they might be an alternative. Appreciate you sharing your results.

Since you made it nice and pretty it will be much easier to sell DW on the whole idea. She has to make the covers after all. I'm plumbing, structural and electrical only. Division of areas of responsibility keeps me from making ugly but functional.
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RogerDat, I'm a function person too. I came up with the idea and asked my mother to do the sewing on the sheet. She's quite the seamstress. I could have done it but it would have looked like....ICK.


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