The old bed headboard looking a little worse for the wear or it was a hand-me-down that just doesn’t reflect your personal style? Update that bed headboard with fabric that suits your style and your space with this easy DIY no-sew home improvement project.
Materials Needed for No-Sew Fabric Headboard
* 3 yards of 60 inch heavy weight cotton fabric
* 3 yards of 1 ½ wide grosgrain ribbon
* Iron-on seam binding or fabric glue
* Scissors, iron, measuring tape
** Choose heavy weight cotton fabric in a bold pattern that will compliment the bedroom’s color scheme. Grosgrain ribbon can be a complimentary or contrasting color to the cotton fabric.
Measure and Hem Fabric for Bed Headboard
Begin with a few measurements. Measure from the top of the bed headboard down to the bottom at the headboard’s widest spot. Double that number, then unfold cotton fabric, measure that amount of fabric, mark and cut straight across.
Turn under all of the fabric’s edges by one-fourth inch and ironing the iron-on seam binding into place (or use fabric glue) to finish all four sides of the cotton fabric.
Add Grosgrain Ribbon
Place the now almost finished fabric headboard into place on the headboard. Line the fabric up exactly as you want, then mark the locations (on the underside of the fabric) for the grosgrain ribbon. The grosgrain ribbon will be the ties that hold the fabric in place on over the headboard. Three ribbon ties on each side of the headboard will hold the fabric in place. Evenly measure and mark three locations on each side of the headboard for ribbon tie placement. One location should be near the top, the second should be near the middle with the third being near the bottom.
Cut 12 lengths of grosgrain ribbon, each length being nine inches long. Use iron-on seam binding or fabric glue to attach a length of ribbon to underside of fabric at the spots that you previously measured and marked. (should be six marks on each side of fabric).
Tie Fabric Headboard Into Place
After the grosgrain ribbon is securely attached to the fabric, place the fabric back over the bed headboard and tie into place. Admire your new fabric headboard and make adjustments if needed. If the grosgrain ribbon ends are longer than desired, the ends can be cut off, no hemming needed for ribbon.
If any fabric scraps remain when bed headboard is completed, place fabric scraps into picture frames and hang as wall art.