Sunday, June 22, 2014

DIY Headboard Slipcover Preview

Am still pondering if this is the look I want, but slipcover #1 is finished!

UPDATE - Tutorial here

DIY Headboard Slipcover (tutorial here)
DIY Bedskirt (here)


  1. What a coincidence, I was planning to make a slipcover for a bed in my spare bedroom/sewing studio. Can't wait to see how you did yours for some tips.

    1. Happy coincidence! The slipcover is essentially a pillow case with modified corners at the top and the ends are then tucked at the bottom - I'll have the pictures and steps up soon :)

  2. looks wonderful!

    I was also wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to make one of your fit and flare dresses. I love the ones at kate spade, but they're out of my price range, and I recently started sewing. I loved your kate spade inspired one! (I've been following you for quite some time, but this is my first comment!)

    1. Hello and thank you!

      The bodice for a fit and flare is a bit tricky for tutorial creation due to the darting, but you can purchase a pattern and it will give you sizing / dart placement / everything you need in a simple-to-use way. If you wait for a sale at Joann's, a pattern will typically run around $1 to $1.50. The bodice I always use is McCall M5972 (modified this way: with a rectangle a little more than twice as wide as my waist and at my desired length i.e. 56" wide and 22" long (make sure to add a little length for hemming) for the skirt.

      The skirt can then either be gathered or pleated, here are some tutorials:
      Box Pleats -
      Gathered -

      Hope that helps!

    2. Thank you for your response! That was very helpful. I'll definitely be picking up a pattern when Joann's has a sale!

    3. You're very welcome! Let me know how it goes!


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