If you are a little like me you have a few areas in your sewing space that are not pretty.
One of mine is the ironing board. I fuse and iron so much that it gets terrible stains all over it.
In order to make it pretty I made a simple slipcover to hide the yucky stains.
2 yards of any fabric (This fabric is Alexander Henry, Sew Much Fun, Mocha. I found it at Fabric Worm!!) , 2 yards, will honestly make two but you need the length. I made a second cover for my Mom. You could always make a second one for a friend!
4 yards of ribbon
My original cover has an elastic binding so I left that on and used the ironing board itself. I added 4” from the edge of the board.
If you do not have a serger you can zig zag stitch over the edge or even turn the raw edge over 1/4” and then a full 1” (step 5).
I am using a button hole foot on my new machine. This is at the base of the ironing board cover.
Be careful not to cut the stitching.
Pin all around the circumference of the slip cover.
Using a 5/8” or larger seam allowance. Remember you have to feed the ribbon through it.
I used ribbon because it was what I had on hand. If you have cord or elastic those would both be great substitutes.
This is what it starts to look like as the ribbon is pushed through the binding.
This is my favorite shot, I am not sure why.
Yeah! It is pretty again and it matches my pick iron! Now it is your turn. Make your own ironing board cover and add it to the "your Sew Spoiled Projects" Flickr group. We would love to see your new ironing covers and other Sew Spoiled projects completed.