Yes, I really just did this. I re-covered my boring, ugly ironing board. And now it's FABULOUS.
I've just discovered Sew4Home.com, a completely addicting and inspiring website full of great ideas and tutorials. This is the tutorial/pattern I used for my cover, except I added the stripe at the pointy end instead of the straight end of my board. Basically, you just need to add enough around the edges for the depth, a hem, and a casing. I used white cording, the pattern uses ribbon. I wanted to get a solid knot when I tied it, and was afraid the ribbon may not allow me to do that.
The annoying part of this project is that you have to take apart your ironing board to trace the pattern, then put it back together to press your fabric.
I love this Michael Miller Dress Forms fabric (from Fabric.com), and the pink is from Hobby Lobby. My mom will be proud; I rinsed & dried the pink fabric before using it. I was a little concerned it could fade & transfer onto whatever I may be ironing. Which would be bad.
All in all, it took about an hour to put together. And it's SO CUTE!!
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