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How to Make an Upholstered Footboard

Upholstering one side of a footboard or headboard is fairly easy, covering the second side can be tough. Use these tips to finish the backside of an upholstered footboard or headboard so it's camera ready from all angles.

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The materials you'll need for this project are: footboard with front side upholstered (refer to How To Make a Two-Dimensional Upholstered Headboard and Upholstering a Curved, Diamond Tufted Headboard to get instructions); goggles jute webbing; staple gun and 1/2"-long staples; webbing stretcher; scissors; burlap; measuring tape; fabric (we used Jim Thompson’s Baxan in color 02); white or yellow chalk; straight edge; sewing machine; attachments and thread; 5/32” fiber-flex welt cord; masking tape; Pli-Grip or Curve Ease; Dacron; regulator; rubber mallet and furniture leg glides.



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