Make an Easy Headboard Slipcover

Update a basic wooden headboard with a simple slipcover using no staples or batting just interesting fabric, ties and a monogram.

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Cut Fabric

Carefully cut along seam-allowance chalk lines for both the footboard and headboard. Remove outer pins as you cut, pinning the cut pieces together, still with the fabric's right sides together.

Sew Top Seam and Hem Sides

The slipcover's sides will be held together using fabric ties, so it's only necessary to sew together the top seam. Double hem sides by folding fabric under twice, pressing with an iron between folds. Tip: For a no-sew alternative, use fusible web tape to hem sides and bottom.

Determine Length Then Hem Bottom Seam

Place slipcover on bed and pin length where desired amount of leg shows. If you don't wish to show the legs, hem the slipcover so they are covered. Hem with topstitch using thread that will blend with fabric or, for a no-sew option, use fusible web instead.

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