What You Need:Materials:- Residential insulation sheathing, ½ thickness
- Rolled, medium-weight batting
- Grain sacks, coffee bags, or fabric of choice
- Industrial-strength staple gun
- 5/16-inch staples
- Fabric shears
- Utility knife
Create a PatternDesign your own cardboard pattern and use a pencil to trace its outline onto insulation sheathing.
Trace the ShapeFlip the pattern as desired, creating convex and concave curves.
Cut the sheathing
Cut insulation sheathing along the pencil line with a utility knife.
Staple the BattingStaple batting overlay onto the insulation board using an industrial strength staple gun. Cut away excess batting.
Staple the FabricSpread fabric across the insulation sheathing and batting. Start with the left portion of the headboard and staple fabric to the back of the insulation sheathing. Pull fabric taut. Then, staple fabric to the back of the insulation sheathing’s right portion.
Cut Vertical SlitsIf the pattern involves curves, first cut two-inch slits into the fabric at the board’s curves to release tension.
Move to TopNext, staple fabric to the top portion of the insulation sheathing, inserting staples into the back of the board. Pull fabric taut and repeat the procedure on the bottom portion of the insulation sheathing. Cut away excess fabric and batting with fabric shears.
Iron It OutLay headboard flat and iron or steam out wrinkles.
Mount the HeadboardUse an existing tack strip to mount the headboard onto the wall. If a tack strip is not provided, the headboard must extend to the floor.
This website gives thanks to moxii.com for it's linens, and the advice on how to make them. You could use all kinds of things besides coffee bags too-sew together a bunch of mis-matched prints, use a sari, or how about sumptuous velvet?? What kinds of things would YOU use??? Tell me!