Frugal futon revamp

Hello Friends,

Just over a year ago, I posted about how I was thinking about making some new covers for our futons, but when I looked at the cost of material (around £180) it stopped me in my tracks.  This weekend, I finally got round to a frugal futon revamp.

It's definitely seen better days

It’s definitely seen better days

I’ve been looking in charity shops for old curtains and fabric for a while, but not found anything I liked.  I’d also thought about making a patchwork throw, but I wasn’t sure that I wanted to have a throw as the main cover again.  Yesterday I found some fabric I liked on a market for £5 a metre – I bought striped for the front, and plain for the back.IMGP3325 The material wasn’t quite wide enough for the futon, so I bought  a bit extra plain fabric, cut a strip off and sewed it to the side to make it the correct width.  I then sewed round the three sides to make a big bag.

IMGP3331Finally I turned it inside out and put it on the futon.  This is the final result – I’m really pleased with it.

IMGP3333 IMGP3332The whole cover cost me £26.50 and took 2 1/2 hours to make.  Now all I’ve got to do is make one for the other futon, cover the piano stool, make some cushions…..

What has been your best home make?  Until next time, Tawney x


Frugal futon revamp — 1 Comment

  1. That looks great well done. Hmm my best home make would be between the bathroom blind or Stephanie ring top bedroom curtains