Why make a denim slipcover for a kid’s mattress?
My customer’s Lake Michigan vacation home can sleep a lot of kids. There are built-in beds tucked into cozy window nooks, which provide extra sleeping space.
But making blankets and comforters look tidy each day was taking too much time. Wrapping, tucking and smoothing covers from just the front edge of the mattress can make you break a sweat!
So to give the twin size built-in mattresses a care-free look and easy function I made a custom slipcover for each using indigo denim. The 14 ounce dark denim is perfect for a kid’s room. It’s durable, hides dirt well, feels good and holds up well to frequent washing.
Now, when it’s time for bed, Mom throws on a fitted sheet and adds covers. Quickly folding and storing the bedding in the morning is a time saver.
Also, check out the matching end cushions. One of the twin mattresses is much shorter than the built-in platform length, which left gaps at both ends. Instead of stuffing pillows to fill the empty spaces, my customer had me create rectangle cushions the width of the mattress. Smart idea!
I ordered custom foam inserts with down envelopes from Foam Order and made denim slipcovers to fit. They make the sleep nook look more finished and provide comfy back support.