|The bed in the "day" couch position without the cushions|
|The bed in the sleeping position without the cushions|
|Greg marking and cutting the full size mattress topper into four pads|
|Greg demonstrating the use of the electric carving knife to cut and shape the pads|
We went shopping for fabric and discovered that the fabrics weren't going to be wide enough. Now what? Then I thought - why not cover the pads with a sheet cut and sewed to fit snugly. We went to the Walmart Super Center (about 40 minutes from where we live) and picked out king size sheets that were on sale.
So - that is what I did. Yeah me! Huge thanks to my friend who helped me thread the bobbin, figure out how to do the first cushion and gave me the confidence to believe I really could do this.
|Cathy helped me with the first cover and reminded me how to use a sewing machine. |
She also lent me her sewing machine. Such a great friend!
|Like riding a bike - using the sewing machine came back to me even after 35+ years|
|The Monkeys check out the new covered pads in couch mode|
|View from front of van looking toward the back in couch mode|
|Looking from back of van including the under the bench storage.|
The sleeping bag/blankets normally reside on the back pad
where the monkeys are hanging out