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DIY Ironing Board Cover

Thanks for joining me this fabulous day. So here was my issue. I've had this Ironing board forever, about as long as hubby and I have been together. Well its had the same cover since then. Its got this weird blue and white Asian vine pattern thing. The fact is it was dated. the board itself was in great shape, but that cover has seen better days. I pretty much Iron if not everyday at least 2x a week, so I had to deal with it a lot.

Yeah I know I could have always bought another one, but I forgot that I needed another one anytime I was in the store. Seriously, not once did I go to the home section of any store and think " Hmm I need a new Ironing Board Cover"...Nope, the whole time I had it, not once. Well I was Ironing one day, I think it was the day after I used some Iron on sheets and I ended up getting some of it on the cover itself. I was about to iron hubbies dress shirts, I look down at the board and think, " Eww, I can't use this." So right then and there I decided just to make myself one because I knew I would never remember just to buy one. Plus I was looking for a way to procrastinate on housework and do some crafting :)
Well anyways,enough of the rambling lets get to it.


1. Old sheet

2. Sewing machine and accessories

*Please read all directions before starting tutorial

1. If you take off your old cover, there should be a foam or something that sits under the fabric to make the material more sturdy or softer. Grab that and lay it out on top of the sheet that you intend on using. If for some reason or another your ironing board does not have this just take the board lay it upside down on your sheet.

*You should Iron your sheet first ;)...

2. Pin it on the sheet, and if your using just the ironing board ignore this.

3. Give yourself a 2 inch seam allowance, measure and mark around the ironing board.

4. Using the line you traced, cut it out.

5. Measure 1 inch and Pin. This is where your ribbon will go to keep it secure to the ironing board.

6. Grab your sewing machine and sew all the way around this seam, keep in mind you need to put a ribbon in this therefore the tube has to continue all the way around so that the ribbon goes all the way around. Leave a 5 inch space not sewn so you can put the ribbon in.

7. Measure the fabric all the way around so you know exactly how long your ribbon has to be.

8. Grab the left overs of your sheet and measure about 2 inches across and what ever you measured the length of the ribbon should be and cut. If you need too add length just sew together.

9. Fold that in half and sew close on the long side.

* this is what it should look like once you are done...

10. Take your seam ripper, grab the ribbon. Push a tiny hole into the ribbon to attach it to the seam ripper, put the seam ripper top on and push it though the tube of the ironing board cover. If you do not have a seam ripper use a plastic straw or a pencil. The point is to push the ribbon though the tube of the ironing board.

11. Now all you have to do is put the foam part back on your ironing board if it has one, put the brand new cover on. Tie the ribbon where you did not sew it, then you are done ;) Save the old Ironing board cover for something else, unless its not worth saving. Hope you had fun :) thanks for visiting!!


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