A recliner headrest cover is a great way to add a touch of personal style to your furniture, protect it from wear and tear, and extend its lifespan. If you're looking to give your recliner a makeover, making your own headrest cover is a simple and affordable option. Here's how to get started.
Materials You'll Need
Fabric of your choice (enough to cover the headrest and wrap around to the back)
Thread that matches the fabric
Ruler or measuring tape
Chalk or fabric pen
Measure the headrest. Measure the length, width, and depth of the headrest, including any curves or contours. Make note of these measurements and add an extra inch or two to each dimension to allow for seams and wrapping around the back of the headrest.
Cut the fabric. Using your measurements, cut a piece of fabric to size. Make sure to cut it slightly larger than your measurements to allow for seams and wrapping around the back of the headrest.
Hem the edges. Fold over and hem the long sides of the fabric to prevent fraying.
Sew the sides. Pin the two short sides of the fabric together, right sides facing each other. Sew the sides together using a 1/2 inch seam allowance.
Attach to the headrest. Place the fabric cover over the headrest, making sure it fits snugly. Pin the fabric to the headrest, making sure to keep the fabric taut and smooth.
Sew the cover to the headrest. Sew the cover to the headrest, using a 1/2 inch seam allowance and removing the pins as you go. Make sure to sew the cover securely to the headrest, especially around the curves or contours.
Turn the cover right side out. Pull the cover right side out and iron it to remove any wrinkles.
Enjoy your new headrest cover! Slip the cover over the headrest and enjoy your new, stylish addition to your recliner.
Tips for a Successful Project
Choose a durable, washable fabric for your headrest cover to ensure it lasts for years to come.
If you're not confident in your sewing skills, consider using a simple stitch like a straight stitch or a zigzag stitch to attach the cover to the headrest.
To add a touch of personality to your headrest cover, consider using a patterned fabric or adding embellishments like buttons or trim.
Making your own recliner headrest cover is a fun and rewarding DIY project that can be completed in just a few hours. With a few simple tools and materials, you can give your recliner a brand new look and protect it from wear and tear. Get started today and enjoy your custom-made headrest cover for years to come!