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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Make Side Ties

Cut several three-inch-wide strips of fabric, each 20 inches long. Fold in half and press, sewing together one end and all but the last two inches of the long side, leaving one end open so tie can be turned inside out. Slide a pencil, dowel or chopstick into tie to help with turning the fabric right side out. Finally, fold in unfinished fabric and hand stitch.

Sew on Ties

Hand stitch ties to sides of slipcover. Tip: For a no-sew alternative, use ribbon or twill tape and attach with permanent fabric glue or fusible web. Add one to three ties to each side of the slipcover. The number of ties depends on the size of the headboard and slipcover's potential to shift. For instance, in a child's room, more ties would be a good idea.

Add a Monogram

Because the sides are open and not sewn, it is very easy to take the piece to a local monogram or embroidery shop for personalization once the slipcover has been sewn. Tip: When selecting placement for your monogram, keep in mind that you'll want it to be visible when pillows are added to bed. Our monogram is eight inches tall, centered on the slipcover and is positioned three inches down from the top.

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