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Curtains and Headboards

Project 1 – Headboard

IMG_6558-608Upholstering a Headboard
By Azad Khan
Chamdor Faktry Sales

Azad 011 704 5522 

 

 

 

Requirements

  •  Hammer
  •  Scissors
  •  Staple gun and staples
  •  5 cm thick, high density foam
  •  Hardwood
  •  Upholstery Fabric
  •  Masking tape
  •  Calico for the backing, the same size as your hardwood

Instructions

The great thing about making your own headboard is you get to choose the exact fabric and style you like, instead of buying something in the shops that everyone has and isn’t unique at all.

  • Step 1:
    • Measure your fabric to the length of your foam and hardwood and add an extra 15cm on all sides. Doing this will make it easier for you to work.
  • Step 2:
    • If your headboard is wider than the fabric, double the amount and add on one pattern repeat to allow for matching designs. It is important for your foam and hardwood to be the same size.
  • Step 3:
    • Lay your fabric face down on your work surface, place the foam on top of that followed by the hardwood.
  • Step 4:
    • Fold the corners in as if you’re wrapping a gift and use your staple gun to staple the fabric to the back of the hardwood. Do this right around to secure the fabric to the wooden backing board. Make sure your staples are completely flat. You can use your hammer to knock them lightly.
  • Step 5:
    • Cut a piece of calico to the size of your hardwood and place it on the back of your head board, covering the fabric, use your staple gun now to keep the calico in place. This will ensure a neat finish. Your head board is now complete and ready to be mounted on your wall.

Project 2 – Curtains

IMG_6570-resizedMaking Curtains using Eezy Pleat Tape
By Dolla Bailey
How to make curtain headers with pinch pleats

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements

 

  • Eezy Pleat curtain tape
  • Eezy Pleat curtain hooks using 4 legs

Instructions

  • Step 1:
    • Sew Eezy pleat tape onto curtains.
  • Step 2:
    • Insert the 4 legs, each into its own pocket. Clip the legs into the spaces at the bottom of the connecting arm.
  • Step 3:
    • Insert the top end of the legs into the holding device (cap). Turn fabric over to the right side and smooth out the pinch pleat.
  • Step 4:
    • Catch the bottom end of the pleat with needle and thread. You can also sew a button on if you like.

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How to make a curtain header with Goblets

Requirements

  • Eezy Pleat tape
  • Hooks using only 2 legs for each goblet
  • 16cm Goblet inserts

Instructions

  • Step 1:
    • Sew Eezy Pleat tape onto the curtain and Insert the 1st leg into a pocket.
  • Step 2:
    • Skip one pocket and Insert the 2nd leg into its own pocket.
  • Step 3:
    • Clip the 2 legs into the outer spaces at the bottom of the connecting arm.
  • Step 4:
    • Insert the top ends of the legs into the holding device (cap) and place the goblet insert tube into the space created.
  • Step5:
    • Turn the fabric over onto the right side, fold and catch the bottom end of the goblet, forming a neat pleat.
  • Step 6:
    • To enhance the pleat – sew a button on at the bottom of the goblet pleat.

NB! You do NOT need to remove the Eezy Pleat curtain hooks and accessories when washing or dry cleaning your curtains