Now place the outside contrast fabric face down and the edge of the fabric next to the noodle edge as shown in the previous picture. Place the upholstery cardboard strip on top of the contrast fabric. Staple through the cardboard. The next steps is almost like wrapping a package. Flip the contrast fabric towards the outside edge of your headboard. Neatly fold, tuck and staple the contrast fabric to the underside of the headboard...
If your fabric is not large enough, cut and sew pieces of fabric together so that the fabric is larger than the entire headboard. Lay the entire piece of decorator fabric over your headboard and smooth for stapling. Staple in the edges next to your noodle piece...
For a smooth transition to the completed headboard, cover the entire headboard with lining fabric.... Pull the fabric tight, staple in the edges to hold. Pull the fabric over the noodles allowing excess fabric to overhand your headboard as shown:
Then next step is to border the headboard with the pool noodles. Take a serrated knife and cut them in half. Be careful not to cut yourself, they are very easy to cut. Position the noodles around the headboard, cut to the desired length and glue them on with a HOT GLUE GUN. If you want, you can place a few staples on the edges of the noodle.
A friend asked me to cover a headboard for her 18 year old daughter. They picked the fabric! Fun bright turquoise and black and white polka dot accent fabric.... Supplies need... 3/4 inch plywood cut to the headboard design.. fabric, staple gun (electric if possible), upholstery cardboard strips, batting.. Believe it or not. I used POOL NOODLES the kind you float with.. for the half round edging around the headboard.
Step 1: Cut the Headboard to the desired design.
Step 2: I then covered and stapled the inside area with batting. Use enough to satisfy a nice loft.