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New Cushions
I loved our original cushions but the sad truth is they were shot. There were well-disguised cuts from deterioration all over the fabric and the 36-year-old foam has lost its umph. Iím a side-sleeper and my hips just couldn't take it anymore. I bought a 6Ē combo memory foam + high density foam mattress off of Amazon and carved that sucker up like Thanksgiving dinner. Then I upholstered my spongy hunks in a gorgeous jade Dwell Studio upholstery fabric. ( is insanely cheap guys. Woven ROBERT ALLEN for $9.95/yard 🤤). I took this opportunity to also get a more heavy duty sewing machine. I lucked out on Craigslist and found a real beauty from 1967. All metal parts (squeee!). I could sew straight over my finger and it wouldnít even stutteróthe sign of true quality! Thank goodness for YouTube tutorials. I only had to consult with my Mom (who has sewn over her finger multiple timesóthe sign of a true sewist!) once!
I bought a foam mattress off of Amazon for the dinette and a thinner but more substantial weight mattress from Foam by mail for the bunks. I traced...
I measured the cushions, added extra for seams and then laid all of that out to see how much fabric I needed. I came up with 13 yards but I bought 15...
New fabric - Robert Allen for Dwell Studio
I just kind of figured out how to make the fabric hinge for the dinette cushions. It wasnít bad.
I found a good tutorial online for how to add upholstery zippers. Turns out it's not that hard!
New foam vs old foam. If you are going to take the time to make custom cushions BUY NEW FOAM.
Sleeping Mode. Snug fit and sleeps so good!
New cushions in Dinette Mode
New cushions in Dinette Mode
Bunks with new cushions
Bunk Beds. I reused the plywood for the top bunk. I covered the bottom with vinyl to protect the fabric from sliding against raw wood and I used...
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