Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ironing it out

I have had a very dingy ironing board cover. The thought had occurred to me on more than one occasion that I should purchase a new one but I have a very large ironing board and it's not easy to find covers that fit it. In fact, I've never been able to find a cover for it. I've always made them. Besides... I sew. Sheesh! I should be "making" them. It's just one of those jobs that seems to get put off all the time.

Well, enough is enough. Time to pull finger and get the job done.

I was blog hopping the other day and came across this brilliant tutorial over on lovely Bloom blog. How clever and how simple. So away I went and dug through my stash to find some suitable fabric. I neglected to take a photo of my old dingy cover......... for good reason. It really was a disgrace. Here are the two fabrics I chose.

 Ta Da!! Finished. A lovely fresh new ironing board cover and all in under an hour. Silly me for putting it off.

I apologise for the poor photos. I took these photos as an afterthought on my phone at just before midnight. I do things like that. Decide something needs to be done right when I'm tidying up and getting ready for bed. Nutter!


  1. Wow! So nice! I need to go bookmark that site. I so need to make a new ironing board cover. Desperately!! Beautiful work! Love the fabric!

  2. Well, good for you, Dot!! The new ironing board cover looks fantastic! We are so bad... our ironing board cover is dingy but rather than make a new one, I've just thrown a towel on the old one. LOL I shouldn't admit that. *ahem*

  3. Thank you for sharing, I too have a very large ironing board and yes covers that fit are hard to find.