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Great idea for extra storage, a table top surface, plus an ironing board. WOuld be great for a craft room. Rae Gun Ramblings

How to Make an Ironing Board Cover

How to Stencil Fabric
Keyword: sewing, tutorial


  • Fabric enough to go two inches around the edge of your ironing board
  • Crochet thread or thin rope
  • Safety Pin


  • To make your ironing cover just lay the old cover down on top of your fabric. Trace around two inches from the edge and cut. I just needed a tutorial to cover and match my decor but if you need one with insulation and padding you can easily just cut a layer of heat resistant padding and a second piece of fabric. Layer the insulation in between the two fabric pieces and then just continue with this tutorial treating the three layers like my one piece.
  • If you want to stencil your fabric do that before you go to the next step. See how to do that below.
  • Finish the edges of the fabric by serging or stitching with an overlock stitch. But really if you skip this step you’re probably fine since the cover will pretty much just sit in the same place.
  • Fold under about 1/2 inch and sew a casing about 1/4 inch. Start at the bottom straight end and leave a small hole about 1 inch wide.
  • Using the safety pin feed the thread through the casing. Fit over the ironing board, pull tight and tie in a bow to secure.
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