Are you tired of your old ironing board cover? Watch our video below to learn how to make a new cover for your ironing board. Or, if you'd prefer, keep reading this page for a photo tutorial and instructions.
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Our tutorial will show you how to make yourself a stylish ironing board cover to replace your current cover. Keep reading to find out how.
What you will need:
* 2 yards of heavier fabric. We used a duck cloth or outdoor fabric for ours.
* 2 packages of Double Fold Bias Binding tape
* Old Bath Towel or other large towel
Step 1: We will use the old ironing board cover for a template.
Take the cover off your ironing board and release or cut the cording. You may be able to reuse the cording depending on it's quality. My cover had elastic around the outside so I had to snip the elastic in several places. Mine also had a pocket at the front end of the cover. I cut off the pocket so I could lay it flat.
Step 2: Lay your fabric on the floor or a table and then lay your cover on top. Make sure your cover is flat. Mark your cutting line by using a pen or marking pencil. The cutting line should be at least 1" larger than your original ironing board cover. If your old cover had a pocket like mine, then add more around the narrow portion. We want to be sure that the new cover will wrap around underneath the board.
Step 3: Cut the fabric on the marked line.
Step 4: Next, take your binding and starting on one of the long sides, wrap the binding around the cut edge on your fabric. Pin in place to hold.
Step 5: When the first package of binding tape runs out, Overlap the next package and continue pinning until you get to the starting point.
Keep in mind for when you run the cording. Run the cording in the same direction as you put on the tape. This will help when you get to this join spot. By going in the same direction, it will work through this area easily..
Step 6: Sew the binding to the cover using a seam near the edge of the binding. See photo.
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Step 7: The towel(s) you use for padding need to be at least as long as your ironing board. I used a bath sized towel and folded it in half. This covered the whole ironing board. Lay the towel on the floor and place your ironing board on top. Trace your board too mark a cutting line.
Step 8: Cut the towel(s) on the line as shown.
Step 9: Put a safety pin on one end of your cording.
Step 10: Insert the safety pin into the casing you created on the cover. Remember to go in the same direction that you put the binding tape on.
Step 11: To make sure the far end of the cording does not accidentally go inside the casing, pin it down to your fabric.
Step 12: Run the cording through the casing all the way around.
Step 13: Put the cover onto your ironing board with the towels already in place. Carefully pull the cord tight and tie it with a bow tie.
Tip: I found that the towels would move around a lot. I used some spray glue to affix the towel to the top of the ironing board and then some to hold the two layers together.
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