As I’ve been spending so much time in my sewing room, I’ve found myself staring at my grungy ironing board cover a lot. It just so happened that Craftiness is Not Optional felt the same way and posted a tutorial for a quick and easy new cover. I knew just the fabric that I wanted to use for my own.
My local craft store had a Robert Kaufman dress form pattern that recently arrived. So cute! I picked up two yards for my full sized ironing board. I plan on using the rest for some other crafts including a sewing machine cover.
I followed the steps of the tutorial exactly:
First, I laid out the fabric under my ironing board and traced and cut about 2.5 inches around it.
|Measured and cut 2.5" around the board.|
|Laid out over the board just to confirm the size.|
Then I folded over the edge about half an inch and stitched it in place, leaving a small opening at one end. I took a 4 yard piece of 1/8” elastic (it came packed as 4 yards... I probably only used 3), attached a safety pin to one edge and began to snake it through the edge of the of the fabric. Once I made my way to the start, I placed the cover over the board and shaped it in place. Then I pulled the elastic tight until the board was snugly covered. I tied the two ends of the elastic in a couple of knots, and trimmed the ends off. Voila! Instant new ironing board cover.
|View of the edge once the cover was completed.|