Just a quick note to say that I’ve decided to make my own futon cover…have ordered swatches of several kinds of upholstery fabric, and will most likely be making/dyeing my own. I may actually make my futon cover out of silk–haven’t decided yet. But after looking at pricing and looking at a bunch of futon covers that I didn’t much like, making my own seems like a cool idea. I don’t plan on getting fancy about it (like trying to put in a 96″ zipper)–I’ll use velcro on the edges to hold it together. Other than that, how complicated can it be? It’s just a giant rectangular bag, when all’s said and done.
I’m thinking of using duppioni silk for the futon cover, but will wait until the upholstery fabrics get here.