IT’S TIME TO USE THAT BIG, BOLD PRINT YOU’VE BEEN SAVING FOR A SPECIAL MAKE!
Place your main fabric right side down on the floor, or a large cutting surface. Place your folded ironing board on top, with the ironing surface against the fabric, leaving at least 6in of fabric around all sides. Draw around the outer edge of the ironing board, using a removable fabric marker.
Mark a line roughly 6in outside of your ironing board line, all the way around. Cut along the line (Fig A).
Follow step 1 to mark your batting. Then cut the batting adding approximately 2in all the way around.
MAKING THE COVER
Baste around the outer edge of the fabric, using a 1 in seam allowance. Fold the raw edge under, to meet the basted line, easing around curves. Press firmly. Fold underneath again, along your basted line. Press to secure the fold in place.
With your cover wrong side up, stitch along the inner pressed edge to create a casing. Leave an opening approx. 4in wide at one end of the cover, backstitching at each end (Fig B).
Attach a safety pin to one end of the elastic. Use the safety pin to thread the elastic through the casing, all the way around. Tie the two ends together (Fig C).
Fuse the batting to the centre of your cover, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Place the cover on top of your ironing board and pull the elastic tightly so the cover fits snugly around it. Ease any gathers for an even look. Tie a new knot in the elastic to secure.
Just a simple length of elastic will help your cover to hug your ironing board tightly and neatly!