Apr 6, 2015

Ironing Board RE-DO

Well, another Laundry Room project marked off the list!



Remember the Laundry Room Chalkboard?


http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2015/04/another-laundry-room-project.html

And the Laundry Room Rag Tie Wreath?

http://creationsbycindyphotography.blogspot.com/2015/03/laundry-room-rag-tie-wreath-and-tutorial.html  
So I had some of the gray and white strip material left and decided I needed a new ironing board cover.


I took the material (was around 2 yards) and placed it in my kitchen floor and placed the ironing board on top of the material. As you can see I have material left for something else.



I cut it out the shape of the ironing board (as best as I could) leaving enough material all the way around so that I could form a hem.



Then I pressed the hem in place with my iron. I did not measure the hem. I just allowed enough hem so my elastic would go through easy.



I pressed hem in place all the way around lapping over the corners. On the side that is rounded I just pressed the hem down as best as I could.



Then I hemmed it in place with my sewing machine and left just enough opening to get my elastic through.


I used a safety pin to thread my elastic through but I know people that use a bobby pin and it works just as well.


I threaded my elastic through my hem all the way around pulling as I went to make it as even as possible. When I got to end I simply used the safety pin to pin the elastic in place and then I pinned the other side of elastic as well.



Placed the cover on the ironing board and pulled it as I saw needed so it would fit nicely. Then I tied the elastic as tight as I could with a double tie and snipped the remainder of the elastic. Finished Project!



And...this is what it would look like If I decided to iron!!!! (which don't happen often)



My ironing board will now be perfect in the new laundry room! (and just so you will know...I almost made some yo-yos to attached SOMEWHERE! LOL!

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

20 comments:

  1. Awesome job. It looks great! What a clever crafty girl you are! I wouldn't have been at all surprised if you had added being, though! :-)

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  2. Where's the yo-yos? LOL!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Connie, If I could have figured how where to put them I would have.

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  3. The yo-yo's would be cute. :) I love the new cover! Even if you don't iron that often, you'll get a kick out of seeing it in there! Love that fabric!!

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    1. Heather, I thought about putting some on the ends of the board since I barely use it! LOL!

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  4. Look at you! I'm impressed with your fine looking ironing board cover! You are so clever!
    Nancy :)

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  5. Very neat! Haha, if you decide to iron! Remember how we use to iron everything? Much easier today.

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  6. Hi Cindy, Your new ironing board cover is beautiful. I love the stripe coordinating with your laundry. Thanks for sharing how you created it. Oh I'll bet the yo-yo's are cute. Just like cute you with the iron!!
    Have a nice evening.
    Hugs, CM

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  7. Cindy, it looks great! I have to admit that I haven't ironed in years. I do have an iron, though, just in case, but thankfully the dryers today work so well that ironing usually isn't needed. I appreciate your post, because it brings back fond memories for me. When I was a little girl, I remember watching my mother iron...she ironed everything! Sheets, pillow cases, my father's shirts, whatever. She used a starch sometimes as well.

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  8. I love the color, Cindy. You are so crafty....Christine

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  9. I love this tutorial! Thanks for sharing. I think I can redo my board cover now!!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy