How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham

Today I’m sharing how to make a headboard slipcover and Euro sham for the guest room. Like so many projects this one had me reconsidering my original vision. In the end I’m very happy with how the slipcover turned out and it’s always fun to share the process.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham that's reversible for guest room.


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For before photos of the headboard see the post Decorating With Pink Accents or 10 Ways To Welcome Guests.

In the planning stages I thought of making a reversible slipcover but forgot about the curving front and straight back. Then not finding the right shade of blue gingham fabric was disappointing. Of course, I can’t go wrong opting for blue and white ticking which is always a classic.

How To Make A Headboard Slipcover

First step, I cut out the fabric with the headboard on the floor.  Then moving the headboard to a standing position to pin the front and back together.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover Tutorial.


Next I sewed the front and back together by stitching the top and sides. The bottom of the slipcover is left open and with a simple hem.

How To Make The Simplest Euro Sham

The other fabrics intended for the reversible side of the slipcover became a Euro sham, so that’s a win-win.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham fabrics.


In some ways I was more excited about the Euro sham than the slipcover. I’ve been saving the Laura Ashley fabric for just the right project since vacationing in Scotland. When we spotted a Laura Ashley store and I was completely star-struck because everything in the store was saying take me home.

Sounds weird right? Who buys fabric on vacation? Well, apparently I do!


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham with coordinating blue and white fabrics.


The simplest Euro sham is two square pieces of fabric (adding two inches for hem allowance on one end), sewn on three side, and open at the top just like a pillow case.

I added a hem to the top and attached the ties made from left over ticking fabric. For a different look change the opening and attach the ties on the side or bottom.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham with ties.



I think the reversible Euro sham is so much fun and looks cute with either side on display. This is a full size bed, so one Euro sham seems like enough for an inviting look.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham to welcome guests.


The classic white linen quilt and pillow shams brighten the blue walls in the guest room keeping it from getting to dark. Plus white goes with everything.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham that's reversible.


Purple and pink garden flowers on the bedside table.


For a pop of color I switched the lamp on the bedside table to a Japanses style. I also added some postcards to the framed vintage ceiling tin over the bed with magnets. It’s like a mini bulletin board. Why I didn’t think of this before, I have no idea.


How To Make A Headboard Slipcover.


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Welcome tray on the bed for guests.

Have you ever made slipcovers? If you need more ideas see the post Headboard Slipcover from the master bedroom.



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16 thoughts on “How To Make A Headboard Slipcover And Euro Sham

  1. pyxiidust says:

    Okay… I couldn’t wait. My goodness… I love what you did. that sham is so easy, but so gorgeous. I could totally see myself buying fabric on vacation… especially Laura Ashley. And wow, LA has come a long way in her fabrics! Love the nautical print!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      You are too funny my friend. Thanks for taking another look. All these fabrics are from different manufacturers but the colors were so close I just had to throw them together for this little project. I have a weakness for blue and white. 😉

  2. Tiffany says:

    That headboard turned out so well, I’m always a sucker for ticking stripe anything! Also love the nautical details on that fabric – it reminds me of a toile with a little bit of whimsy. So pretty!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      You’re right Tiffany, the nautical reminds me of toile too, but I didn’t realize that until I read your comments. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. kimberlymast says:

    Hi Michelle!
    I love everything about your slipcover and sham! Ticking fabric always turns my head, and that coastal print on the pillow is so reminiscent of toile – the two are beautiful together! I’m also letting you know I couldn’t resist this as one of my features this week at Homestyle Gathering! Thanks for sharing and Happy Tuesday!
    >>> Kim

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Kim! These are the kinds of projects I really enjoy and need to find more time for sewing. Thanks so much for featuring the post!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much Lani, the nautical fabric looks like Laura Ashley but is not. I purchased it at JoAnns.

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Hi Donna, I’m sorry to report I have not been able to find the name of the pattern. I bought the fabric at a Laura Ashley store in Scotland a few years ago, so it may have been retired.

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