Member since 9/30/06
Date: 4/25/12 1:05 AM
I have a Polder ironing board that is larger than the normal ironing board--longer and wider. Does anyone know if there is a cover available that will fit it?
Member since 10/30/10
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 4/25/12 11:42 AM
I don't have a Polder one but I have a Rowenta one that is definitely wider than normal (18 inches) and probably a bit longer. I could not find a cover to fit it that I liked where I live so I ended up making mine.
But... I do recall that I goggled something like Rowenta ironing board covers and found two companies that did make them and /or would custom make them to fit. One company was out of the USA and the other was in Australia.
They were a bit pricey. I would have happily paid the price but for the life of me I cannot figure out why anyone would manufacture an ironing board cover made out of a fabric that shrinks and NOT preshrink the fabric before they make it. :eek:
I had to replace mine because it shrank so much when I washed it - even in cool water. So I made mine. It wasn't that hard. Even so... I still preshrunk my fabric. I did not want to keep buying or making a new one over and over again.
Canadian Jane, now Jjane, much shorter and easier to use.
Member since 5/14/05
Date: 4/25/12 12:29 PM
There are many, many tutorials on making your own ironing board cover - here's just one that I found by googling.
But if you're asking because you really want to buy one and not make it yourself (and I can totally understand preferring to spend scarce hobby time on the more fun stuff!), you might try searching etsy.com for them - they are often made with drawstrings, or you might find someone who makes them custom.
|Helen in CO
Member since 4/6/12
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 4/25/12 12:31 PM
I'll echo Canadian Jane's solution of sewing a cover.
I recently made my first one and it was very easy. I preshrunk some strong cotton fabric. Then put it on the floor and place the ironing board on top on a slight angle. Traced the shape about 6 inches outside the board. Sewed a hem pocket around the edge, pulled a string though it and fit it on the cover.
I used a flannel top sheet to pad up the ironing board.
What made me finally give up on store bought covers is how often they fit badly and are too thin.
Good luck with whatever you decide!
Helen in Ccolorado
Member since 5/17/05
Date: 4/25/12 1:53 PM
I just received a cover from Cleaner's Supply for my Polder ironing board. Even though it says it would fit most 54" boards, my Polder is just a tad bigger. Sigh. I'll be tracing out the current cover and making my own. Did you get your board from Costco, by any chance?
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Member since 6/11/04
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Date: 4/26/12 3:00 AM
If you look on the Merchant's page, there is a vendor called Fitz Like a Glove. I have one of their ironing board covers. It is without a doubt, the best ironing board cover I have ever had. I'd never go back. It never slips, or pulls up on the edges. It has a sturdy system of elastic criss-crossing under the board, not just a cheap elastic tunnel casing. They're pricey, but worth every penny! They do have smaller and larger than standard sizes available too.
(and no I'm not affiliated with their store, I'm just happy with mine :))
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Member since 11/30/04
Date: 4/26/12 6:25 AM
Such a funny thread. I didn't even read or see this yesterday and I started my Christmas Wish List. The Fitz Like a Glove ironing board cover is the first and only thing on it right now!
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