Repurposing A Fold-Up-Bed 





 A client approached me to see if I would be able to make a cover for her fold-up single  guest bed that she had been using as a footstool.  It was basically ok, but had seen better days and wanted to give it a makeover so it fitted in with the lounge décor now it had found its new purpose in life.

You know the type of fold-up bed I am talking about; Similar to the one in the picture here of one I found on the Internet (not an affiliated link)



We discussed what ideas the customer had, in terms of design, etc. and what fabric choices she was thinking about.  I went off and looked at my go-to suppliers’ websites for ideas.  It is not my place to discuss prices that were paid by my client.  Suffice to say, we managed to find an absolute bargain: 5 meters of upholstery-quality fabric for the same price as 1 meter.  It was one of those situations you always hear about but never seems to happen to you – Well it did this time!!!!!!

I always strive to respect the clients budget, but this bargain knocked it out the park, so to speak.


The result was a covered foot-stool, and 6 matching cushions, made to the customer’s design.


The Foot stool cover features piping detail and a concealed zip closure.  All the cushion covers are removable with a zip fastening and two of them also include pipng detail with same colour fabric.

I always want to know that the customer is completely happy with their purchase, and consequently, one of the cushion covers was re-made and I think we were all very happy with the end result,

If you have a project that you need some help with, do give me a call.  Re-purposing and up-cycling is more important than ever just now.  Or, if you started a project you have not been able to finish, maybe that is something I can help you with too.  

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