In this video, you will learn how to upholster a twin sized headboard with a curved top.  I will also share my technique to adding a boxed style banding detail to the top of your headboard using a decorative trim cord for a contrast accent.  If you need the skills for building a headboard please take a look at the tutorial on “Learn How to Make a Twin Tufted Headboard”

The chapters in this video are as follows:

Part 1 – Adding foam
Part 2 – Adding Dacron
Part 3 – Fabric
Part 4 – Cording and Boxing
Part 5 – Covering the legs
Part 6 – Closing the back

This video does not include building the headboard and assumes you have basic knowledge of sewing.

Lumber:(The construction is not part of this video)

¼” or ½” plywood or luan (underlayment)
2” X 4” for legs
1 X 1 5/8” pine board (this is not a standard board size so you will have to rip a larger board down)


1″brads, nails, or wood screws (whatever you are comfortable working with)
wood glue


2″ Foam
1 oz Dacron
1/2″ and 9/16″ Staples
1/2″ Cardboard tack strip
Curve Ease
Metal Tack Strips
Main Fabric 3.5 yards
Decorative trim 4.5 yards


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