Classy futon is a simple type of mattress, usually filled with foam or cotton, although some may contain wool, buckwheat hulls or other material. Based on Japanese shikibuton, these mattresses are a common option for people who need a low-cost bed that does not take up much space. Commercial double futons cost less than conventional mattresses, but you can save additional money by making this simple bed self-sustaining.
Cut two rectangles of sturdy cotton fabric, each 45 inches wide and 81 inches long. This allows a double futon to be approximately 5 inches thick. Cut larger rectangles if you want a thicker classy futon. Build the futon cover. Sew the two rectangles on three sides, leaving the fourth side open. Use a 1/2 inch seam allowance to ensure a sturdy seam. Turn the cover inside out.
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Create the structure of the mattress. Cut a piece of foam into a rectangle 39 inches wide and 75 inches long. Wrap the cotton or batting wool box. You can stack multiple thin pieces of foam or use more than one batting layer to build the mattress to the desired thickness. If the stacked foam tends to slip, spray it with foam adhesive to create a block does not change. Slide the batting and foam sandwich into the futon cover, making sure that the classy futon structure fits all the way into the corners of the lid.