Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ironing Board Cover Version 3.0

One of the things I posted in my first year of blogging was recovering my ironing board. You can check it out here! Here's what it looked like in January 2012 when I recovered it the first time. (And here's the tutorial I used!)


Sometime in the winter of 2014 I recovered it a second time, and didn't actually document it on the blog. The horror! It had begun to shred and fray in some places and a few places the batting had got really squished down. The second time, I didn't piece the cover at all because the seams in the cover were quite annoying on the rare occasion when I ironed clothes. I did an argyle-type diamond pattern of quilting the second time using my walking foot.

It really didn't hold up all that well the second time (maybe because I was sewing more during this time) so this weekend I recovered it with version 3.0 -- again with one solid piece of fabric.

Here's the version 2.0 cover pinned with an additional layer of batting and the new cover as the "backing" -- here you can see how abysmal the cover had gotten! The color fading is/was worse in person!


I did "large matchstick" quilting with my walking foot across the entirety of the cover in brown to match the new fabric I was using.


Here's the cover all trimmed down before the binding was added:


Here's the binding added. I use the pocket created by the double binding to string through my cord to cinch up the cover around my ironing board. I am probably going to replace it with elastic the next time I hit up Joanns.


And here it is all finished!



It's still a little stiff and doesn't want to fully conform to my board yet, but it'll get there!


8 comments:

  1. Nicely done! I need to sew an ironing board cover, mine just has a heat/scorch resistant cover on it (silver color) - yuck!

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  2. Same here - really need to recover my board. I keep putting it off because I think I'd like to make the larger cutting-area addition, and I'm too durned lazy to get it together. . . Maybe my husband wouldn't mind doing it with me.

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  3. Looks great! I don't have the patience to recover my full size ironing board but it needs it.

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  4. my board was desperate for a new cover , went to buy one but came home with a new board instead! It is longer and quite a bit wider than the old one so will make life easier, good on you making your own cover, maybe I will have a go when this one needs replacing

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  5. my board was desperate for a new cover , went to buy one but came home with a new board instead! It is longer and quite a bit wider than the old one so will make life easier, good on you making your own cover, maybe I will have a go when this one needs replacing

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  6. Looks good! My ironing board was driving me crazy so I made myself a bigger one! Now I have a 2'x4' space to iron on!

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  7. Great job Alison, that quilting makes it so special!

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