Putting a king size canopy bed frame adds a sense of romance and magic to a bedroom. Covers evoke memories of the days past, when having curtains around your bed was more common. Fortunately, it is a simple project to complete for all rooms. Canopies can be made to drape around the head of the bed or accommodate the entire bed. Choose what best complements your room design plans.
Decide whether you want two or three panels of fabric hanging from your finished king size canopy bed frame. Cut either two or three 108-inch long fabric pieces for the hanging panels. Cut a circle 20-inch diameter from the fabric. You can use the embroidery bow as a template and measure 1 inch from the edge of the hoop. Zigzag around the edge of the circle to prevent the fabric from fraying. One alternative is to apply Fray-Check, a commercially available abrasive sealant, to the cut edge of the circle.
Separate the two parts of the embroidery arch. Set outside one aside. Apply king size canopy bed frame adhesive tape to the outer edge of the inner arch. Stretch the circuit of the fabric over the inside of the arc. Stretch the fabric over the hoop first and press the fabric down on the double-sided tape. Then stretch the fabric that is perpendicular to the first stretch and press the fabric down on the double-sided tape. Insert a needle into the fabric on all of these points to mark the “number” of the circle. Continue to gently stretch and press the rest of the fabric onto the double-sided tape so that the fabric is stretched over the embroidery arch.