So, I sew a lot, which means I use my iron and ironing board a lot. My old cover hit the trash – full of fray check and discolouration. Let’s sew up this new ironing board cover.
Time for chevron!
Which one to pick? Small print or large print? I pick small!
What You Need
- ironing board (and foam)
- 1 yard of fabric
- matching thread
- spray adhesive
- ribbon or string
This is my old cover…not so nice. Look, it doesn’t even cover the sides…yuck!
Take the foam and cut at least 2 1/2 inches around it – I used two pieces, mainly because this chevron fabric is easy (or easier than most) to match up. Once it’s cut, stitch it together and drape over your ironing board to ensure you’ve got enough, and not too much, hang over. You want about 1 inch to be able to fold under (you’ll put in a 1/2 inch casting, thus it’ll fit nice and snug).
Okay – I used this spray adhesive to ‘glue’ the foam to the board. Last time I tried using tape…what a stupid idea.
Time for the casting. Turn in all edges 1/2 an inch (you’ll see I serged all my edges first, since I find it looks nicer – your choice) and top stitch, paying special attention to the corners. Don’t forget to leave a space for the ribbon to enter/exit at the back end. Use a safety pin and thread the ribbon though. Then tie tightly.
Time to get back to sewing…