|Sketching out the headboard|
Then, using a jig saw, my hubby cut along the sketched edges.
Then he drilled the holes.
I laid the fabric on my table with the right side facing down. I also added 3 layers of quilt batting on top of the fabric. Then I placed my newly cut and drilled plywood on this.
I started in the middle of the top and started stapling. I pulled firmly, but not with a lot of pressure because I didn't want to distort the fabric. To staple around the curves, I cut 1 inch slashes into the fabric and quilt batting in the curved section.
Then I stapled each "slash", smoothing as I went along.
I made some fabric covered buttons and then attached the buttons. I used fishing line as the thread and tied the fishing line to a nail. I then fed the thread through the hole and attached the button with a couple of stitches.
When I got finished, I used duct tape to attach the nails to the plywood. I think this also helps to keep the button tight against the quilt batting.
Here is a preview of the headboard. More to come when the bedroom is finished...