Shikibuton: The Foldable Futon

Combine three foam blocks, about 21 square feet of fabric, and your personal sewing skills and you can make a shikibuton, aka a "foldable futon."

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You can stitch up a foldable futon in a few hours. It's made from three foam cushions covered in heavy fabric "jackets" hinged together in a way that allow the pillows to be folded on top of each other
PHOTO: SHERRIE HUGART GARCIA-RILL