Tuesday, 27 April 2010

How to Tuesday.. Spring fever Ironing board tutorial

So Spring is well and truely here and if the urge to scrub, clean and tidy hasn't already taken hold of you, maybe a little creative inspiration is what you need... how about making a new ironing board cover?

Recently, i had noticed how hard i was working our ironing board..

it looked sad, run down, and burnt out!

So i thought to myself " how hard can it be to make an ironing board cover???

This is so simple, it can hardly be called a tutorial.

All you need is:

a piece of 100% COTTON fabric, the size of your board and a bit more. Make sure it is something you can live with, cause you will be seeing it a lot...

some store bought bias binding, any colour will do.

and a sewing machine.

And all you do is:

Take off the existing cover, and lay it flat on the new fabric you are using, having pulled out the string. Save the string!

cut out the shape, and the sew the bias binding around the edge, folded over. Don't forget to leave a gap for the string!

Thread the string through the bias binding, and put this over the old batting, over your board. Pull the string as tight as you can and tie. (N.B. If you old batting has had it too, all you need to do is get a piece of 100% cotton batting made for quilting, and cut two bits of the the same size and shape of the board. You can buy this from the Dublin Woolen mills on the Quays)

Done!!! wow, it feels like a new board!!!!!!

Would be great to see your cover if you make one, so let us know how you get on!

contributed by Sarah Redpossum


  1. That is so cute! Makes me wish I had a sewing machine.

  2. Ah, I agree with balanced - how I wish I had the sewing machine/skill to do this :) ♥

  3. Such a great idea! ironing boards are sooo boring. would be good to make it at least nice to look at if you're like me and hate ironing! ;D

  4. Great idea! I absolutely refuse to iron :)