Monday, May 2, 2011

Emergency ironing board cover tutorial

What do you do when you burn your sister-in-law's ironing board cover?! You make an emergency ironing board cover as its replacement. That's what you do. And, that's what I did! :D I was staying at my SIL's place a while back and while ironing a pair of jeans, I burnt the ironing board cover. I didn't expect it to melt but, poof  it went when I put the hot iron box face down on the board! I know. Silly me!  I felt very.very bad about what I did and I had to make her the replacement right away to ease my guilty conscience. Here is the burn-victim with the said wound:

I didn't have much time to search for patterns for ironing board cover. So, I decided to make the simplest cover I could make for the ironing board. I measured the length and width at the widest side of the ironing board. Added 4 inches on all sides to the measurements. Cut a rectangular piece of fabric in this dimensions. Then, I put a one inch wide casing all around the four edges and threaded a drawstring into the casing. Put the fabric on the ironing board and tug the drawstring around it under the board and tie it snugly. Voila! There you have.. your spanking new emergency ironing board cover! Here are the 'before' and 'after' pics..

Here is a close-up of the casing on the wrong side of the fabric.

Here is the tutorial in a better language:

  • Measure the length (A) and width at the widest side (B) of the ironing board.
  • Add 8 inches to both A and B to get C and D respectively.
  • Cut a rectangular piece of fabric of measurement C X D i.e, length = C and width = D.
  • Make an 1inch-wide casing on all 4 sides of the rectangular fabric by folding one inch of the fabric onto its wrong side
  • Thread a drawstring long enough to go through the four sides of the cover into the casing.
  • Put the cover on the ironing board and tie the drawstring snugly under the board
  • You are done. Really! Enjoy your new ironing board cover.
Now, if someone can tell me a sure-fire way to remove the burn stain from the iron box, I can blot this ugly incident from my memory. Do you have a home-remedy for that? Let know if you do. A poor iron box will be eternally grateful to you.


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