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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Designer/maker of hand knitted, hand crafted, handmade items, avid collector and reluctant seller of vintage china, mum, home-educator and book lover. Blogging about our crafts and makes, our home education journey, and reviews of books we use.
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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Handmade ironing board cover

Today was the day I finally reached my wit's end with my horribly manky old ironing board cover.  Rather than buy a new mass-produced one, I decided to make my own.

Having looked at a few tutorials which told me how to carefully dismantle the old cover blah, blah, blah, I found one that suggested a much simpler option.  Simply strip off the old cover, turn the ironing board upside down on top of the fabric you want to use, and draw round it.

If you decide to use this method, make sure you leave a 1.5" gap between the edge of the board and your drawing line, all the way round.  Pin and sew binding all the way around your fabric, insert the string/cord or whatever you're using to pull the cover tight, fold the binding over and stitch into place.

Put the new cover onto your ironing board and pull the cord tight so you have a nice snug fit.

Ta-dah!

Handmade ironing board cover

Not perfect perhaps, but a darned sight better than my old one!!

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