My ironing board cover tutorial... I have an ironing board with a truly tragic cover, which hasn't been changed since we bought the ironing board a few years ago! The padding has almost deteriorated, there are stains and it's ill fitting. We only realised that we bough ourselves a very BIG ironing board, which makes it that much harder to find a cover that fits! It's long and wide...
I'm on a D.I.Y roll this year... From growing my own veggies to making my own ironing board cover! Why buy it when you can grow it, cook it, stitch it, bake it and make it! I've been searching high and low for a few tips and tutorials on how to make my own ironing board cover and I think I may have it nailed... Well to my standards :) Turns out that's it's not as complex as I thought...
What you'll need...
- Material - I bought a cotton drill. It's tough, durable and won't fire back up at you when your iron lets off a decent amount of steam. You may find that shiny materials do that. Use your old cover as a guide as to how much material you'll need.
- Dressmakers scissors
- Tape measure
- Thread to match
- Your sewing machine!
If you're board is in desperate need of a new under-lay or padding, then buy yourself one of these... I found mine in Big W and IT FITS MY BOARD!
What do you think? Do I need a new one??? Don't judge me!
What to do...
2. Measure a 3.5 inch allowance around the board and cut. This will leave you with enough space for your elastic and cover your board properly.
3. Over lock of zig zag around the fabric to prevent fraying.
4. Measure a 1.5 inch seam around the edge - Now, you can pin it down, sew around the edge and then feed your elastic through or if you're confident you can sew your elastic in straight away.
5. Leave an opening where you can tighten the elastic once you've fitted your new cover onto your board...
Ta-Da! You have a fancy new board :)
I love my polka dots! Go on now and give this a go!