Thursday, March 24, 2011

From this to this !

Yesterday when I was at Frencies I also picked up a twin size sheet made by Laura Ashley , a soft green print in a nice cotton that I thought would be perfect to make a much needed cover for my ironing board . Here is what it looked like before the new cover , I think you will agree a new one was well overdue . Pretty sad state huh !
So I proceeded to make a pattern for the cover by inverting the ironing board and drawing around it on some newsprint and after it was drawn I cut it out and pinned it on the sheet , easy enough right .
Then once it was cut out I serged all around and then measured around the ironing board and cut elastic just a little better than half that measurement and zigzaged it on .Now to hold it firmly I used some of those clips for sheets on your bed which work really well but it really would have stayed with the elastic I sewed on, this just makes it a little smoother so here is the result and I am really pleased , at least something in my sewing space looks neat and clean ;-) and it only took about 30 minutes to acheive , how is that for results !
 Hugs Sheila

12 comments:

  1. Hi Sheila.
    I think you just did a good job ☺
    Bente

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  2. Well done! How do ironing board covers end up like that? Mine is only a couple months old and already looks like it has been through the war!

    Liri

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  3. Looks great! I have to do the same thing to my big board cover that I have over my buffet. It's seen better days:/

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  4. Very nice Sheila. Turned out beautifully. Hugs,

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  5. WEll done... looks fantastic
    ok - so once we have done the bargain shopping together at your place you come back to my place and sort the ironing board ..... ? deal???
    Hugz

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  6. Looks great! I have one here that could use one of your makeovers! Lol!

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  7. Ohhhhh yea baby....looks awesome!

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  8. What a timely post. I was just looking at my ironing board and thinking I should make a new cover to go with my new sewing room. What are those clips you used? I've never heard of them.

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  9. I MADE MINE LOOKING AS NEW TO

    REGARDS SUSANNE

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  10. Beautiful! I really need to do this!!!

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