1. Attach wood planks to back of plywood 6" down from the top of the board, spaced apart according to the bed frame used. Screw at least 10 screws evenly spaced on each plank.
2. Cut 3 layers of polyester batting to fit the headboard, adding 4" for wrapping around each side. Have
someone help hold the materials in place while stapling, so headboard can be completed standing upright. It is much easier to see the finished appearance and to work out any flaws.
3.Place the first layer of batting extending over the top 3" and over each side by 4". Staple to plywood on all three sides. Some batting should be left to wrap around the bottom slightly. Staple in place.
4. Repeat with second piece, except place batting even to the top and overlap the rest on the bottom and sides.
5. The third layer will be done just like the first. They need to be staggered for a smooth appearance.
6. Cut muslin to size and press. Wrap evenly on all 4 sides, cutting out for legs. When stapling, fold under the muslin for a finished look.
1. Measure around the entire width of headboard and add 3". Sample measures 51"x120".
2. Fold fabric right sides together 51"x60" pinned together. Sew a 5/8" seam allowance along 51" sides and press open seam. You have created a tube shape.
3. Place on headboard to check fit. The cover needs to be loose enough to allow for taking on and off.
4. The seam will be centered in the back of headboard. Pin together the top portion and sew a seam. Clip corners and turn right side out. Press.
5. On the open end, fold up 1/2" to the wrong side and press. Fold over again and press. Sew the hem.
Press entire piece and place on headboard. The headboard slipcovers are easy to sew and can be
changed with the season.
• 18" square pillow: one front piece 19 1⁄2"x19 1⁄2", one back piece 19 1⁄2"x15 1⁄2" and one back piece 19 1⁄2"x11 1⁄2".