diy: super easy and reversible ironing board cover

remember back to that fancy pants cloth napkin tutorial? and the terribly awful {yikes!} ironing board cover i told you to ignore? well i finally got around to getting a new cover for it. unfortunately vintage ironing boards aren't the same size as new

in my many years of stitchin, i've learned that leaving your old covers/pads on your board makes for a very soft {but firm}, awesome ironing surface. when you make a new cover like this, it will be big enough to keep all of the old covers covered and under control ;)

you'll need:
2 yards of each quilting cotton fabric {4 yards total}
3 1/2 yards of 1/4" drawstring {rope/twill tape/ribbon} i used 1/4" satin ribbon

step 1: wash/preshrink your fabric
spread it out on the floor, right sides together, and lay your ironing board on top.

step 2: trace around your board
give it a 6" border and cut it out.
step 3: stitch around the edge
using a 1" seam allowance, leaving  4-5" open on the square end. then press both edges in.

step 4: add buttonholes
with the edges pressed in, add 2 buttonholes to one layer, on the square end.

step 5: turn it right side out
and press everything nice and flat.

step 6: top stitch
1/4" and 3/4" from the edge, all the way around.

step 7: drawstring time!
carefully open up your buttonholes and thread your drawstring.


ps, if you like it, pin it ;) please and thank you!

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