|What a hoot! I found a use for the fabric (brushed cotton in UK, flannel in USA) which I'd ordered online and then found a flaw, the retailer let me keep it and refunded my money. The cord was left over from fitting a drapes cord ~20 years ago, so the only spend was the bias binding. Total cost = £1.60 / $2.50. How's that for thrifty?|
Procedure was easy. I took the old ironing board cover off, laid out the fabric on the table, and placed ironing board wadding on top. Cut round that through both layers of fabric.
Opened out bias binding, and sewed one edge of it, all round the edge of my shape, starting at the pointy end of the ironing board shape.
Then flipped the thing over, folded tape in half with cord lying inside. Sewed shut with zipper foot.
Laid it on ironing board, pulling cord tight through tape channel. Made knot in end. Tucked knot in underneath.
Total time, about one hour.
Ironing board cover
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, it's fun making easy things for your home which cost nearly nil.
It was great to able to knock this up so quickly, and not to have to think about seam allowances, pins, easing, matching significant dots or notches or anything else in really serious sewing!
Go for it. Sewing doesn't have to be seriously accurate and competition level all the time.
I took an extra photo to prove that I really did sew this, and it's not some fabric draped over the ironing board!