DIY Slipcover Tutorial: Give Your Iron Headboard a Fresh Look with a Custom Cover
Making a slipcover for an iron headboard can bring an instant makeover to your bedding and add a stylish and elegant look to any room. While this type of project may appear daunting, making a slipcover for a headboard is within the skillset of most do-it-yourselfers. The tools, materials, and steps needed to create a slipcover for an iron headboard are not hard to obtain and follow.
The first step in making the slipcover is to take measurements of the headboard. It is necessary to accurately measure the length and width of the headboard in order to purchase the correct amount of fabric and batting to make the slipcover. It is also important to allow 1 to 1-1/2 inch of additional slack.
Once the measurement have been taken, you can go to a fabric store to purchase the fabric needed for the slipcover. It is important to choose a fabric that is either machine washable or easy to care for by hand in case there is an accident. Cotton batting is the best type of material to use for the padding and can easily be cut to the specifications of the slipcover.
Using fabric scissors, cut the fabric into four equal squares for the slipcover. Make sure to leave an inch to an inch and a half extra for the seams and to make it easier to put the slipcover together. Cut two squares of cotton batting to place inside the slipcover. Place one square of batting on top of two pieces of fabric and then place the other piece of fabric on top.
Next, take the entire slipcover and place it in the sewing machine. While slowly guiding the slipcover through the machine, be sure to sew the edges and the top of the slipcover together. This will make sure that the batting is sealed nicely inside the slipcover. If you do not have access to a sewing machine, you may also sew the slipcover by hand.
Once the slipcover has been completed, put it on the iron headboard and enjoy the results. Making a slipcover for an iron headboard is a great way to makeover a space without having to purchase new items or furniture. It is much more cost effective and easier than expected. With the following simple steps, you can create a slipcover for your iron headboard.
Making a slipcover for an iron headboard can be a great way to add a new look to an old piece of furniture. While sewing can seem intimidating, creating a slipcover for your headboard can be a relatively easy (and affordable) DIY project as long as you have the right tools and supplies.
The first step in the slipcover process is to take measurements of the headboard. Carefully measure the width and length of the headboard, and make sure to keep track of all your measurements. After that, you should be ready to purchase the necessary materials for the slipcover.
Head to your local fabric store to find fabric and cotton batting for the slipcover. You should select a fabric that is fairly neutral, and can either be washed in a machine or easily cared for by hand. It’s also a good idea to purchase 1-1 1/2 inches of extra material to account for the batting.
Using fabric scissors, cut the fabric into four squares large enough to fit the measurements of your headboard and leave room for the batting. Also, cut two pieces of cotton batting to fit the squares. Place the batting on top of two fabric pieces and top with the remaining two pieces of fabric.
Next you’ll have to sew the ends and top of the slipcover. For the best results use a sewing machine, since a sewing machine will sew the pieces together more quickly and securely. Otherwise, you can sew the pieces together by hand. Before sewing, fold the edges in so the batting will be held in place inside the slipcover.
After your slipcover is complete, place it over your iron headboard section and enjoy the new look of your old bed frame. With these steps, you’ll be on your way to quickly and easily creating a new slipcover for your headboard!