Impulse ironing board cover sewing today. My old one was getting pretty grotty, so instead of wasting money on a Chinese made one, I whipped a new one up tonight!
I basically turned my ironing board upside down and cut a piece of fabric out around the board!
I then just zig zagged all the way round the fabric (a lovely floral Japanese tawn), sewed a hem ( not even folding hem under like I usually would do!) and then threaded elastic through!
I am thrilled with how it has turned out! It looks so much better now! I just put the new cover over the old one - the old one had a batting underneath. I might even make a few for Christmas gifts ( but obviously sew a neater hem). I have seen tutorials for an elastic casing joined onto fabric, but don't think this is necessary as it all looks the same once on the ironing board!
My list of hats, shower caps and now ironing board covers makes for easy gifts!
I think I may have started a wee bit of fabric hoarding now... Yikes!