Make a new ironing board cover!

My ironing board cover was looking a little sad, and desperately in need of a makeover!

So I decided it was time to replace it.
Now lucky for me, my husband does most of the ironing in our house !!  But this also meant no fancy, pretty fabrics - I don't want to put him off this job which is one of my pet hates!!

I found some nice plain fabric and set to work!
All I did was take off the old cover - cut the foam part out, use this as the template to cut some new fresh fabric, and attach the foam to this with my overlocker (serger)

Then I added a strip of fabric about 10cm (4") wide all around the main piece, and turned over the outside to make an elastic casing.  Fed through some elastic and secured it:

Then all I had to do was slip the new cover over my ironing board and step back to admire!!

What do you think? Definitely an improvement - and I'm going to try hard to not cut or mark this one....

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  1. Your are a creative person... GREAT!
    Greets Sofie

  2. Awesome!
    Congrats on the new ironing-board cover! :)

  3. I so need to do this. My ironing board cover is cut up and marked all over too. My solution is to just toss a big piece of flannel that I'm never going to use for anything else over it. I might just have to try this!

  4. It looks great! My ironing board is in need of a new cover too.

  5. I always get stuff on mine- that is the price of being creative with my fabric. I have been thinking about adding another layer of cushioning to my current cover. It is getting so thin I am getting marks when I iron from the frame. Thanks for this tutorial.

  6. Holla, holla, Jill. You are awesome. Your ironing board must be SO happy now! It looks it...

  7. Hi Jill! What a fantastic idea. They don't make ironing board covers like they used to and I'd love to be able to make one. Thanks so much for sharing. (PS I'm a blogger in Brisbane and have a linky party every week called "Thriving on Thursday" where I share frugal, crafty ideas and recipes etc. I'd love for you to link this up if you got a chance.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  8. Great new cover!!!
    I am getting ready to go to Tucson and take a little vacation!! Bliss...warmth...and beads. Going to a bead show and sale! Woot!!

  9. Great and stylish project! Now you don't have to put away the board after work because it fits perfect to your interior.

  10. Jill, thanks so much for linking up at my Thriving on Thursday party last week. I'd love for you to stop by if you get a chance tomorrow and link up what you've been working on this week.

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx


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