Monday, August 01, 2011
Ironing board recover
The best way to go is to take the ironing board cover you currently hate, and use it as a template to make the new one. Simple as that. No, I didn't like the pastel pink striped fabric cover, but I wanted to reuse the "guts". So first, I removed the "soft ware"--mine had a drawstring and some velcro straps.
Next, I used the remaining bits of the old cover as the pattern for the new pieces to create the edge. Remember, when you cut our your fabric using the old pieces as a pattern, be sure to add seam allowance.
Pinning copiously, I attached the thick cover top to the sides and sewed all around. Inserted the drawstring, attached the velcro straps and voila! Beautiful.