I’m having such a fun time making over our master bedroom! I realized that it hasn’t really been redone in about 9 years. Wow!
I’m participating in something really exciting – Jo-Ann and HGTV HOME™ Magic with Fabric & Trim challenge. And I only have 30 days to complete the room so I have been working really hard on it and it’s been so much fun!!
Of course the main part of a bedroom is the bed. We had a cool headboard before but it was hard and not comfortable at all for reading in bed. I really wanted a soft fabric headboard. So when I was deciding what to create for this challenge, a soft headboard was at the top of the list!
I found a headboard at a thrift store. It was a dark black color and a little too masculine for what I had in mind. But was a great size and I loved the shape. So I thought “why not try to slipcover it”?? And while I was pondering the headboard issue, I thought it might be fun to make a couple different slipcovers and change them out at different times of the year?? Maybe one for the summer months and another for the winter months?
I ended up making THREE different slipcovers!! And I love them all for different reasons.
I paired it with Chevron Chic Quartz and Garden Odyssey Lagoon upholstery fabrics which I made into pillow covers.
The second slipcover is this bright and happy modern pattern.
When the fabric came from HGTV Home™ fabric and trim, my husband was drawn to this Flower Tower Turquoise fabric. He lived in Finland for a couple years and loved their Scandinavian designs. He says it reminds him of his time there. So I thought it would be cool to make it into a slipcover that we could use in the Summer. I paired it with Dazzler Teal material and made that into a big pillow cover and then made a smaller pillow using some of the left-over Flower Tower Turquoise fabric.
And here’s a tip if you make a light color slipcover and want to put it on top of something dark. I wrapped a white sheet around the headboard and pinned it in place on the back and then slipped the slipcover over the sheet.
I also switched out the nightstands with tables from other parts of my home to completely change up the look.
I made each of the slipcovers in different ways. For the floral slipcover, I took the floral material and wrapped it around the front and sides of the headboard and then covered cording with coordinating fabric and attached the cording. This is a more fitted and tricky way to make the slipcover.
The grey and cream slipcover was easier to make since it doesn’t have cording (piping) and is less fitted. Here’s how I made that:
- Since my headboard was symmetrical, it was easier to make than a curved slipcover would be. If you have a curved headboard, you can lay the headboard on top of your fabric and trace it with a fabric pencil and then add 4 inches for the seam allowance.
- Also, my headboard was wider than my fabric so I had to cut a section for the bottom and sew those two sections together to make the front and back of my slipcover.
- First I measured the front, sides and back of the headboard and added 2 inches to each measurement to make sure it wasn’t too tight.
- I cut out the fabric for the front and back of the slipcover.
- Then I took the measurements for the sides and added them all together to get the total. I didn’t have enough fabric to cut a continuous pieces, so I cut out two pieces and sewed those pieces together to make one long piece – I added an extra 4 inches to this measurement just to be safe.
- I pinned the edges of the front fabric to the side fabric all the way around and sewed it together, with the right-sides together so the seams would be on the inside when I flipped it right side out.
- Then I put the back side of the slipcover on the floor, right-side facing up, and placed the sewn front and sides material that I just sewed together on top of the back piece and pinned the back onto the open sides, with the right sides facing each other inside the slipcover.
- Once that was done I sewed the back onto the slipcover.
- and then sewed the front fabric to the sides.
- To make the corners sharp, I folded them like a package when I got to the top corners. But you can also just gather them at the corners like I did on the floral slipcover.
- The last thing I did was I hemmed the bottom of the slipcover.
- NOTE — to make the slipcover fit best, make it less fitted and make sure all of the measurements are correct and straight. It’s easier to correct a slipcover that is too big than one that is too small.
I made THREE slipcovers. The third slipcover ended up being my favorite — it’s bright AND classic. I was going to show it to you today, but I decided to save it for the big reveal. I am so excited to show you all of the projects I’ve been working on for this space. It has already changed so much. It’s like a completely different room and I already love it so much!
Thank you so much JoAnn Stores for inviting me to be part of this challenge. You can find out more about the #HGTVHomeMagic challenge and the FUN bloggers at the Jo-Ann HGTV Home Website - they are awesome!! And stay tuned for more information on the cool Pinterest party at the end of the challenge.
Have a Beautiful Day!
This post and the challenge are sponsored by Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores … but the opinions and projects are all mine! For more information, see my disclosures.
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