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headbaord, project, slipcoverAre you tired of going into your bedroom and seeing that boring bed? Who can get a good night of sleep in that bed, right? We like to have color and spice in our lives and since we spend so much time in the bedroom, we often get bored with the routine and the sameness of it all. I am speaking from personal experience here.

I love change. I am sick of looking at the same things all the time. I have a very beautiful headboard, but lately I have become very dissatisfied with it. Yeah, go figure. Instead of staying bored with my expensive headboard, I think I'll make a slipcover for it.

Materials and tools:
  • Sewing machine
  • Cool fabric of your choice
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Foam batting

Step 1:
Measure the width of the headboard, adding 1 inch to the
measurements for seam allowances.

Step 2: Measure the length of the headboard at both the bottom edge and at the top of the headboard. Add 2
inches to the measurements for seam allowances.

Step 3: Cut your chosen fabric to the measurements you have taken for the width and height of the headboard,
remembering to add the extra inches for the seam allowances. Fold the cut material in half, with the
wrong side of the material facing you, and pin the edges of the sides of the material. Sew the edges and
turn inside out so that the correct side is now visible. This is the side that will show on your headboard.

Step 4: To eliminate any hard edges, wrap your headboard in foam batting.

Step 5: Attach fabric ties to the bottom edge of the slipcover. You can use material that is leftover from the fabric
you used to make the slipcover. Since my headboard is 60 inches long, I will attach fabric ties every 12
inches so that it stays in place. Cut the fabric ties 3 inches wide by 13 inches long.

Step 6: Slip the cover over your headboard and secure with the ties.

I think that I will spice things up a bit with my new headboard and attach some ribbons and lace. Let your imagination run wild and think of all the things you want to add to your new, gorgeous chic headboard and get busy bringing new life to your bedroom.

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