I have had this mini ironing board for about 10 years. I have used it so much that the cover is worn thin and has some holes in it. And it has started to make the things I iron look dirty.
I started looking for a new cover for it a few years ago, but while they do make them for full size ironing boards, I could not ever find one for the table top size in the store. Then, a few months ago, I found a tutorial for making one in a magazine. Today was the day for me to tackle this project.
First, you lay the ironing board upside down onto some batting, and draw around it with a marker. Cut the batting on the traced line. Then, cut the same shape out of your cute fabric, only 4 inches wider all around than the batting.
Make a casing around the entire edge of the fabric. Stitch around starting at the straight back end. Gather at the curved edges to ease in the seam. Leave an opening about 3 inches wide. After stitching, thread some elastic through the casing. Put the cover on the ironing board, and adjust the elastic to fit. Take the cover off, then sew the ends of the elastic together, then stitch up the opening. Put the batting on the ironing board, then the cover, and adjust to fit.
If you want one, I will be glad to make one, $15 + free shipping. Email me and we can discuss the details. I can’t make one for full sized ironing boards because I don’t have one to trace. But if you have a full size one, and want to trace it for me on paper, we can talk!
I found the tutorial for making this ironing board cover in Craft Stylish Magazine. I don’t know what issue it was because I tore out the instructions for my file.
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