Upholstering a headboard question

freckles81March 26, 2011

Where does one find fabric to upholster a large headboard? If I was to make a tall and wide headboard, say 65" high 65" wide, where does one find fabric that size? Home dec fabric is usually 54" wide. And if you have to sew two lengths of fabric together, where do you place the seam so that it isn't so noticeable.

Here are a couple of examples of large headboards

http://www.jonathanadler.com/woodhouse-queen-headboard-starting-at/?cat=449&initial=

http://www.potterybarn.com/products/raleigh-nailhead-bed-headboard/?pkey=cupholstered-beds-headboards

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clt3

You need to sew the pieces together, just like you would with wide draperies. You use the 54" in the middle, and sew a piece on each edge. If you match the pattern, the seams are not very visible. Trim back the selvages, press back a seam allowance and lay it over the center panel matching the patterns. I use Dritz wash away wonder tape to hold the pieces together, but reinforce with pins before I move everything to the sewing machine.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2011 at 11:54AM
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