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Tips & Techniques > another use for buttonhole elastic - fit your ironing board cover

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Posted on: 12/11/08 1:46 PM
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For a long time i wanted a good cover for my ironing board, and was not happy with the commercial ones. Main thing was to be able to take it off easily and wash.

Then saw a board cover on a web site from Australia, I think that gave the idea. I used some wool fabric and a cotton to cover, both cut to size leaving several inches for the side and to go under the board. Serged the edge of the cotton and added buttons at about 5 inches apart to the edge all around. I used buttonhole elastic to tighten the cover on my board buttoning the elastic in a zig-zag from one side to the other. It is easy to put on and take off and is rock solid on my board.

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glenj said... (2/4/09 0:17 AM) Reply
I love your tip,and am going to use it.BUT whhat i find funny is,Im an australian,on an american website,getting a tip from a person from sweden,who got the idea from an australin website :))
sewtime said... (12/16/08 11:07 PM) Reply
Great idea!! Thanks!
Sarah J Doyle said... (12/13/08 4:56 PM) Reply
WOW! I'd never thought about that! I do need a new ironing board cover as well, so looks like I'll be heading back to ebay and order some more. Thanks!!
Orsi said... (12/13/08 2:19 PM) Reply
I actually have not taken it off yet, as I only iron when I sew, and not much of that recently. It needs a wash now, and will probably wash the cotton only. Try to get a picture added. If only my board was as sturdy as the cover!
Karine said... (12/12/08 5:51 PM) Reply
thanks for the great tip! I've been wanting to re-cover my ironing board for a year, and haven't figured out a way that made sense. I'm definitely going to try this.
Chersews said... (12/12/08 4:03 PM) Reply
If you have a chance, please add add a photo. This sounds like an easy and cheap solution!
Sewnla said... (12/12/08 11:09 AM) Reply
What a clever idea, thanks for sharing.
Dianne Sebastopol CA said... (12/12/08 9:07 AM) Reply
Thank you Orsi! I've been going through the same dilemna as you and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your idea and clear directions. Do you just leave the wool in place and remove and wash only the cotton cover? Happy Holidays! Dianne Lindroth Raabe
Tricia Plummer said... (12/12/08 0:26 AM) Reply
Great tip! Thanks.
salt.light said... (12/12/08 0:10 AM) Reply
Neat Idea! Thanks
Barbara3 said... (12/11/08 8:38 PM) Reply
What a great idea - thanks for that.
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