Fresh Start for the New Year
This year I decided not to make a New Year Resolution.
I decided just to get things done without the pressure of disappointing myself. I have been busy with creating patterns, teaching and raising two boys that many things have been neglected. First on the list was my ironing board cover. When I browse my favorite blogs or visit home photos of my favorite fabric designer the embarrassment of neglect is heavy on my shoulders. I took my weekly trip to Bolt and viewed so many gorgeous new home décor prints that I was instantly inspired to get to it!
So here it is, my poor cover:
I know, pathetic but my excuse is the thousands of hours I spend pressing and pressing and pressing.
So let’s get to it: Ironing Board Makeover
* Measure your ironing board to estimate the amount of fabric/batting you’ll need. For the average size you’ll need 2 yards.
1. Lay your quilt batting flat on a clean floor and then lay your ironing board right on top. Draw an outline of the board directly onto the batting.
3. Lay the batting directly onto the wrong side of your new fabulous fabric. Mark a 2.5” boarder around the batting and cut your fabric using your pinking shears. If you don’t own a pair you can finish the edges by using a zig zag stitch. I used a serger that my lovely mother has allowed me to borrow (nice mom).
8. If using elastic take the two ends of elastic laying ½” on top of ½” and stitch together. Place over the batting and board.
I’ve decided to make a second one for a backup!