Thursday, August 7, 2008

Ironing Board Cover

This was my ironing board this morning:

ironing board cover before
Ick. I know. So I decided it was time to do something about it. Of course, I could have followed one of the many tutorials out there (like this, this, or this). But why would I do something simple and smart like that? Sigh... Yes. I decided to wing it. So, what really ought to have taken less than an hour took me at least 2 (plus a trip to the fabric store for some cording, because nothing I had was working well).

On the bright side, this is my ironing board now:

ironing board anew
Really, what I decided to do was to make a cover for my cover. Despite the wear and nasty burnage, I really liked how the original was padded and how it fit so snugly. So I created a cover to go over that one with a couple additional layers of batting for some fresh cushion.

It took time (and no small amount of angst), but now that I've tried and failed a couple of times, I've got a method that will work for me in the future and come together much, much faster. It should look a lot prettier next time around too.


  1. I really need to get around to doing this too. Yours looks great now!

  2. Thats what my mom always did. Cover the cover. And she did that layer after layer. Works great. Love the fabric. I need to do the same thing.

  3. Looks very nice and the fabric is very pretty.