Domestic Diva Ironing board cover

I’m in love with anything that is vintage inspired.

I came upon this lovely domestic diva fabric awhile ago and I had planed on using it to decorate my laundry room. Well that never happened. And so the fabric has been sitting in my stash for a few years now.

What better way to use it than to make an ironing board cover. I usually use this small ironing board for all my sewing projects.

It’s quite handy.

This fabric will make an adorable apron too.

I’m so adding that to my to do list…

I took off the old cover.

Yuck!

Laid out my fabric and the pattern. I just used the ironing board padding as my pattern template.

The old cover had a string that was used to gather the cover around the board. I took it off the old one and re~used it on the new one…

  1. Overlock the edges of my fabric
  2. Placed the string over the overlocked edge and used a large zigzag stitch to encase the string. Making sure not to catch the string in your stitching.
  3. Pulling up the strings just a little
  4. Placed the cover over the ironing board and pulled the strings up tightly.

Finished!

Not bad for a quick change-up and clean up for my ironing board.

It’s so pretty to look at now…

What kind of home decor projects have you been up to lately?

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Comments

  1. eamylove says:

    Your ironing board will be fun to use now. Believe it or not, I just bought myself one of those little tabletop ones this week and am going to make my own cover for it. The one it came with is so drab. Thanks for the helpful hints!

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  2. Very cute!! I absolutely love that fabric!!! 🙂

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  3. love this project – I totally need to do this to my board. When you say OVER LOCKED – does that option come on your regular sewing machine? Or is it a serger? Just wondering – love the finished look. Thanks for stopping by my blog – have a great weekend.

    xo
    tina
    one crafty mess

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    • I’m so happy you like it… Yes, overlocked edge is also serged. There are stitches you can do with a regular sewing machine to finish off your edges. Your manuel usually has options on what the machine can do.

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  4. Oh, what a good idea. I’m going to have to rummage around in my fabric stash to find some cute fabric and “sew me one of these”, too!
    Beth

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  5. First let me thank you for showing the before pic…. I feel much better seeing someone elses ironing board cover looked like mine. You have inspired me to make a new “purdy” one. Thanks

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