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As you might remember from the previous post for our bedroom makeover i sewed the pillow and headboard covers with my SINGER 2250 Tradition Sewing Machine, today i am sharing with you how i made my no zipper pillow cover for the square and lumbar pillows and my 2$ headboard cover.
Αν θυμάστε την προηγούμενη εβδομάδα, που ξεκίνησε η μίνι ανακαίνιση του υπνοδωματίου, σας ανέφερα ότι έραψα τα καλύμματα για τα μαξιλάρια και το κεφαλάρι. Σήμερα λοιπόν θα σας πω πως τα έκανα με την ραπτομηχανή μου.
For making the 4 square pillow covers, i used the tutorial from A Curiously Chic Life. The tutorial is great and it’s an easy project even for a dummy like me! I also made a lumbar pillow cover. Since i had no zippers around, i made that one like an envelope too. I sewed a flap, using the black fabric, on one side. Like a flap pocket. This way it’s really easy to remove the cover and adds a pop of black to my pillow. I love black! Here’s what i did and how you could do it too:
- Cut the fabric for your cover, a few inches shorter than needed. This is not a pillow cover that wraps around the entire pillow. Hem one of the short sides first. Fold the hem on the other short end and before sewing secure a small piece of the same or another fabric, i used black, on it. We want that extra piece to be large enough to cover the opening of the pillow cover and tuck it in, so the pillow inside is not visible.
- Sew the long sides, flip it inside out and your pillow cover is ready. You could add ribbons on both sides to tie the cover. I chose not to. So here’s one no zipper pillow cover.
And now the tough one. The headboard cover. I got black fabric dye and painted an old tablecloth for this one. Let’s get started. I hope you find this 2$ headboard cover idea useful.
- Cover the front and back of the headboard, all the way to the floor, with the black fabric. Cut 2 long pieces of fabric, wider than the sides of the headboard. We will use them to make the fitted cover. We are making a big one this time. Pin the stripes of fabric to the back side of the cover and headboard and sew them.
- Here comes the tough part. Our headboard is a bit curvy in the front side. After sewing the back sides, i placed the cover again on the headboard. I pinned the sides to the front up to the height were the headboard got narrower and curvy. I removed it and sewed them. Then back to the headboard again. I placed the fabric and carefully started pinning the remaining fabric, following the bed lines. Now that the cover was sitting in place, it was easier to make the tricky part. After i finished i sewed that and i was finally over. If you are lucky and have a straight headboard you will skip all that and just sew front and back straight from the beginning.
- If you want to cover the bottom part of the bed headboard, just cut a piece of fabric, sew it to the side of the headboard and secure it with double sided tape. Ready!
This is a grown up room now! Or at least trying to become one. I am making some changes at our bedroom curtains, so i will be saving money on that! The big question is : what am i going to do with that wall above our bed!
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