How to Make a Fabric Canopy Headboard How to Make a Fabric Canopy Headboard

What You'll Need
Rod brackets
Screw eyes
Sewing machine
Curtain dowel rods
Two links of chain
Adhesive tape
Ceiling hooks
Fabric and coordinating fabric

There are several ways that you can make your canopy headboard stand out. You will find that making your canopy headboard out of fabric can really make it look different and fun.

Step 1 – Measure

The very first thing that you will need to do is decide on how long you want your canopy to be. Once you have done this, you will need to begin to measure your fabric as well as your rod brackets. Measure the brackets to the wall that is behind your bed. This is to make sure that everything is placed evenly where it should be.

Step 2 – Placement

You will need for your canopy to go to the middle part of your bed. You will need to be sure that you measure the width of your bed so that you will have a good idea on where to place the canopy. Once you know the exact right area, you will be ready to screw in your ceiling hooks.

Step 3 – Prepare Fabric

Once you have decided on the depth as well as the height of your canopy, you will need to cut the two panels of your chosen fabric. Once you have done this, it is time to sew them together. It is best if you sew them down the middle so that you can have one big panel. Once you have gotten the panels sewed into one, it is time to get the bottom part of your canopy hemmed. A finished edge will need to be sewn along either side of the panel as well.

Step 4 – Make a Pocket

To make a pocket for your curtain rod, you will need to cut a six inch wide strip of fabric that is as long as your panel. This specific piece of fabric will need to be sewed down the backside of the panel so that the curtain rod will have a place to be slid through. Measure your pocket in order to make a new one for curtain rod that is mounted from the ceiling. After this you will need to get the rest of the fabric and fold it onto itself and make a drop in the front. Sew up the fabric in this spot horizontally. Sew in another seam so that you will make a pocket for the rod.

Step 5 – Chain Covers

Chain covers will be made by cutting fabric strips that are twice as long as the chain and six inches in width. Sew a hem on either side and put the dowels into the pockets for the rods then add your finials. With the help of a friend you will be ready to install the canopy. Start in the back and work your way to the front. Keep the part that is not sewn hidden with double sided tape. 

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