Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ironing Board Cover

I was sick of the gross green ironing board cover and since I was about to iron out a bunch of fabric to make the two diaper bags I need to make, I decided I would do something I wanted to do. You see, seldom do I actually make items for myself! So, I thought during my spring break I would actually make something for me...unique idea huh!

So, I brought home some bulletin board paper and traced the ironing board on the paper with a good ol' Crayola marker.
Then I took my trusty ruler and marked 2 1/2 inches from my initial line. Then I connected the lines to make my pattern. I cut out the pattern on the brown line and then traced the pattern to the back of my fabric and cut it out.
I turned the edges under and sewed them and then laced elastic through the opening and tied the ends after cinching them together to make it tight on the ironing board. Really easier than I thought it would be. And I did just put the new cover over the old cover since it had the "normal" ironing board cover parts to it like the heat protectant layer stuff. I'm great with technical words ;)

1 comment:

  1. Why didn't I think of this? I've been searching forever for a cover for my odd sized ironing board.

    Going to try this now...


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