Since I never (like never ever) iron I’m not quite sure why I took on this little makeover project.
But now my unused ironing board looks so pretty hanging on my newly painted laundry room wall. It just makes me happy (partly because I never have to use it.)
To make this pretty ironing board cover for yourself you will need:
- 1 yard of fabric
- old ironing board
- the foam from the old ironing board
- spray adhesive
- the string from the old ironing board (don’t cut it when removing it)
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
For my cover I used 3 different fabrics (I wanted a patchwork kind of look). But it would be even easier if you used just one fabric.
Remove the old cover (I was shocked at how dirty mine was, I mean I never even use it how did it get so dirty?) Use the spray adhesive to attach the foam to the top of the ironing board.
Flip ironing board over and cut the fabric all the way around. Leaving a 2-3 inch seam allowance all around.
If you are making a patch work style cover, be sure to sew your pieces together (right sides together).
Now here is when you should iron the seams down. But of course I didn’t. Ironic don’t you think?
Lay the string around the outside of the fabric and pin down. I only pinned it down in about 7 spots. Just enough so that it doesn’t more around when sewing it.
Set your sewing machine to the largest zigzag stitch possible and sew over top of the string. Be careful not to catch the string while sewing. You do not want the string to be attached to the fabric. We will be pulling the string closed in the next step, so it needs to be free and move.
Now pull the string and tighten the cover around the ironing board. Once the cover is fitted you can tie a knot in the string.
Flip over and admire your hard work.