After three years of almost daily use and abuse, my poor ironing board cover had more than one gash, is discolored, and a little misshapen. It was way past time for a new one!
So, this weekend, I finally got around to making myself a brand new cover, using this tutorial! I'll spare you the picture-by-picture steps, since you can see them all in the tutorial, and simply dazzle you with the finished product instead. Because I kind of love it as much as I think it is possible to love an ironing board.
Heart Skirts, and I love the result. Even if you only had a few inches of each different fabric, you could piece them together and it would still look really great. The more the better, I think, actually! Stripes!
I recycled the cord from my other cover to use in this one (no need to buy new!), and I also gifted myself a new pad to go under the cover using some fleece or batting or something of the like that I also had left over in my stash. In other words: this little project cost me exactly $0, but made a big difference.
I've learned over time that sometimes, when there are unpleasant things that have to be done (aka ironing), it helps to at least have a pleasant space in which to do them. I'm hoping ironing will feel like slightly less of a chore with this bright cover staring back up at me.
We shall see.