Sunday, 30 March 2014

Out with the old, in with the new...

Do you ever have projects on your to-do list that you know won't take very long, but continually get ignored in favour of more exciting things? Yeah, me too. Case in point my ironing board cover.

It's been in need of replacing for at least six months, and last night I finally got sick of the disgusting (and well caramelised) cover I've been using.


The replacement cover took less than an hour from start to finish. It is a total slap-dash job (I made it up as I went along), but it works so it's all good. I traced around my ironing board onto the fabric, about 3" away from the edge and cut it out. I then sandwiched 1/4" elastic in some 1" premade bias binding, and closed the binding as I sewed it around the edge of the cover fabric. I actually ran out of the bias binding, so the bottom of the cover isn't pretty, but it fits quite well and it sits flat for the most part. For the padding, I used the old padding as a pattern and cut a double layer of bamboo batting. The fabric I used is actually uncoated curtain fabric from Terry's fabrics and was wide enough that I only needed about 1/2 yard. A bit of an improvement, me thinks.



So I guess this is a lesson to myself to not put off those boring but quick jobs. My sewing space will be a whole lot more attractive now :o)

xx Jess




13 comments:

riddleandwhimsy said...

Love that green fabric!

Patchwork and Play said...

I've been going to re-cover my mini ironing board for the last six months too! I need some pretty fabric like yours to inspire me! There always seems to be bee blocks or gifts to make, when I'm not making quilts! Yours is gorgeous!

ms lottie said...

Love the fabric, love the lego stickers even more!

Susie said...

Fabulous!

Katy Cameron said...

Ha, I did the same with my ironing board makeover - put it off forever!

Yours looks great :o)

Michele said...

I so know what that is like. I too recently replaced my disgusting cover but I used a bought one because I had a gift card to use up at a store that I don't usually shop at and it was the only interesting thing I found.

Catherine said...

Not often I have ironing board envy :-)

Leanne said...

Much nicer, I was so happy when I redid mine, just makes the whole sewing room look better.

Jessica said...

Curtain fabric - is that home dec weight or much lighter? Love love love this! I've been thinking about redoing mine... thanks for the kick in the butt ;)

wenhkc said...

Beautiful pop of color! Just in time for Sprin.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

Lovely! I didn't replace the wadding on mine ... Just put the new cover on top of the old!!!!! Very lazy but just a temporary fix as husband has agreed to made me a bigger more regtangular board - wof wide!

Joyce said...

Pretty cover. A bright and happy work space is so valuable. Also enjoyed your blogger advice - thank you!

Wendy said...

much better! I made a new cover for mine, then did that little trick where you put the fusible webbing the wrong side down. I now need another new cover!