Friday, January 20, 2012

Ironing board cover

It's been two years since I replaced my ironing board cover. Two years to get it to look like this: Who knew water and starch and heat could get so ugly? Easy! Go to Wal-mart and get a new one...Not! Their 'standard' ironing board got shorter in the last couple of years. The last one I bought fit...the new one was 3 inches too short. So I made one out of some pretty blue fabric I had. It's cotton but not canvas so it probably will not last long but I have enough fabric to make ironing board covers until I'm 99 or so.
What I learned:
  • it will fit better if it isn't too big; just cover the edge and add the seam allowance
  • string pulled really tight will break; double the string
  • thread stitched across the under-side to pull it tighter will break when the board is closed
  • the bias cut 2 inches and folded in half worked great for holding the string

1 comment:

Mel said...

I'm impressed that you were able to do that, barely walking and all! Canvas might be nice so you don't have to make one as often....