Do you have an ironing board cover that needs to go? Clearly, I had a couple of them. Being in the business of sewing for myself and teaching others how to sew, I eventually need to replace my covers. They always get heat damaged and sustain a lot of abuse with fusible interfacing. One of my favorite things has been to go buy new, fresh covers and pads from the local hard ware store.
First, you will need the following supplies:
two yards of cotton fabric - pre-washed for shrinkage
two packages of 1/2" wide single fold binding
Cotton batting - 1 package should do you with left overs.
thread, cotton twine
General sewing supplies
1) Remove your old ironing board cover from the ironing board.
2) Iron it flat to get out the wrinkles. - for this step you will probably have to put a towel or two down on your dining room table or ironing board, since now it has no cover.
12. Place cotton batting on ironing board. Place cover on top of batting with wrong side of fabric facing the batting (right side up).
13. Cinch ends of twine till cover is fitted tightly around and tie off for security. I usually do a bow with a double knot.
|One of my finished Ironing board covers!|
Voila! you are done!