It all started with a pin from Pinterest of course. Now I deleted it, I know what I am doing now, and I can’t find it anymore. However if you fancy making a new cover for your ironing board head over to Pinterest and do a search. You will find plenty of links to lovely tutorials. They are so many that I have given up searching for the one that first inspired me.
My two former covers that I was using alternately were horrible. So after a long time postponing it and being fed up of looking at my ugly ironing board, I have purchased some thermal wadding and I finally made a new cover.
So I turned over the board, after removing the old cover and traced around it. Then I added about 5 cm seam allowance. I cut this in main fabric, thermal wadding and fleece, which I used for lining as suggested in the Pinterest link.
I stay stitched each layer and then I decided that I know better and picked a piece of elastic and over locked it place. As you can see it is not pretty. But I thought none will see it. Not even me, unless I am putting the board up side down. More the elastic will cause tension over the top of the board and I every thing is fine.
But no such luck, once I put it on the board, it fit! But it was to loosed as the elastic was to long. So the was no way I would have used the ironing board efficiently and without problems. It had so many wrinkles and it would not stay on. I just hate it! What a waste….
But then I started thinking of how I could fix it??? There was no chance for me to unpick the overlocking? No bloody way! I am not that patient! So what could I do to fix this? .. There wasn’t enough fabric left if i were to cut the whole edge off. And with all the layers I thought I will not have enough to create a casting to pull a string through.
So I did the next thing. I used eyelets and put some ribbon though and fixed it that way.
It did not take me long to set in place about 15 eyelets. Finally I was using them again. Added the ribbon and tied it underneath the board.
And problem fixed!!! I have a lovely new ironing board cover which I like
Chuffed that although at first I stuffed it up, in the end I managed to save my little project!!!!
Thank you. Now I dont have to try taking pictures away from my board as I work. 🙂
oooh..pretty & functional! Awesome! 😉
Oh, thanks. Its been fun making it and finding a solution to fix it when it went wrong.