Cheap, but good looking foam couch
Barrel Springs- You can purchase these from an upholstery supply place or recycle an old mattress
Extra Cotton Fabric- 10-15 yards. You can buy old curtains from Goodwill for this or check on Craigslist. Any fabric will do as long as it is heavy, cotton, and lots of it
This is a great weekend project right before a surprise out of town visit.
Step 1: Set-up Supplies
Step 2: Measure, Cut, and Sew your Fabric Pockets
Measure your spring, it should either be 3 or 3 1/2 inches in diameter. If it is 3 inches mark lines every 6 inches on the strip. If it is 3 1/2 inches mark every 7 inches on the strip of fabric.
Fold the fabric in half and sew over the straight lines. Drop in your springs and sew shut. You should be left with a giant fabric slinky.