Sunday, January 13, 2013

Fresh ironing board cover

 

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Just keeping it real here…

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You crafters/seamstresses ever get tired of how yucky your ironing board gets to looking?  I have had this little one I keep in my sewing room for years…it was definitely time for a new cover!

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I just pulled off the old one (don’t judge!) and used it as a pattern before I tossed it in the trash!100_6680

The foam pad underneath mine was so thin too, I decided to fluff it up some.

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I serged around the edge of the newly cut fabric (I used flannel leftover from Christmas PJ pants) with a very wide stitch.

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I then threaded the string from the old cover through the stitching all the way around the cover (don’t be envious of my lovely fingernails…just sayin…).   I cut  three layers of quilt batting to cover the foam and then put the cover on over the batting, pulling the string tight through the stitching. Tadaaaa!  I also put up one of those 3M plastic hooks to hang it on the closet door and keep it out of my way. 

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17 comments:

~Amy~ said...

I love the fabric you chose! I've been wanting to do mine for so long! (Glad I'm not the only one who's ironing board looks yucky!)

Angela said...

Love this! I need to do this asap, lol

Katie said...

Love this ironing board cover!

Sophie Belle Designs said...

I have to make a new cover at least every 6 months, and I love it when it's all new and clean

Ali @craftyWImama said...

Nice! I love that fabric, is the flannel a pain to work with fabric on though? I'm thinking I need to re-do mine as well!

aprettymess said...

came out cute! great work

Danielle said...

Love the fabric!! I redid my ironing board cover a few months ago but never completed it... You've motivated me to reconsider! =) Happy Wednesday!

Danielle
SewMuchCrafting.com

sew sweet vintage said...

Been meaning to make a cover for my mini ironing board. Saw a stapled version but like your much more! Pinned www.sewsweetvintage.com

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

This came out great!! When it is time for me to update my ironing board...I am going to follow your instructions. TFS!!

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The Quiet Mom said...

Love how it turned out. Pretty neat!:)

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Susan@Organized31 said...

Great job and the pretty fabric will make ironing a little more cheerful.

How to Nest for Less said...

great job. I totally need to do this!!!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Such cute fabric! Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party.

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Have a good week!
Susie@Bowdabra

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Carpet said...

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