- lay out two layers of high loft batting, place the ironing board upside down on the batting, and cut it out to size.
- baste the batting onto the top of the board to prevent slippage.
- lay out the fabric for the cover, place the ironing board upside down on the fabric, and cut the fabric 2.5 inches larger than the ironing board.
- turn in and sew a .5 inch hem around the edge of the cover leaving a small opening at the back of the cover.
- thread kitchen twine through the hem using a safety pin.
- place the new cover on the board, pull to tighten, and tie the twine to hold it in place.
- iron, iron, iron!
i have a bit more of the oilcloth, so i will probably make two more of them. they were quite easy and actually fun to make. i will probably try out this pattern with some other types of fabric, too. oh, and i actually used them today at the grocery store and they were perfect! when we were getting in the car to leave the house, i had the bags on my shoulder. noticing them, a guy who was walking by asked, "you headed to the beach?" i wish...