V-berth Mattress Repairs & Topper
Our mattress in the v-berth was made by Handcraft Mattress Company about 15 years ago and has served us well. The only sign of wear is in the spot where we slide our butts onto the v-berth due to the cabin's limited overhead clearance in that area. In this one area, the mattress cover was actually worn through.
|Hole in 15-year Old Mattress|
I used a piece of matte satin that I had on hand to patch this worn area. I cut the satin about 9 inches larger (all the way around) than the worn area, serge stitched around the edges of the patch, and hand stitched the patch in place.
|Worn Area was Patched Before Adding Topper|
Adding a Topper
|Two-part Foam Purchased for Topper--it is Upside Down in This Photo|
|The Plush Upper Surface of the New Topper|
|Wearing a Leather Glove Made it Easier to Grasp the Needle|
|The Topper Was Hand Sewn to the Mattress All Around|
|Our V-berth with New Black Linen Sheets|