Friday, October 29, 2010

Adorable @ last!

Is this not the ugliest ironing board cover ever?? I got this at Real here on the economy. I love that it's super sized (and now that i have my own sewing room again I can actually use it!). It came with an iron rest and this thingy that holds the cord up and out of the way.
But it's ugly...so I changed it from this...
by doing this...

To this....




To this!!!!! Isn't it cute? Even if it's not your style, you have to admit it's better than @ symbols! It's a little rumpled and not as tight as I'd like it but it works just fine. I followed this tutorial and found it to be so super easy. I didn't even measure the amount I cut off around the old cover. I just eye-balled about 1.5-2" all the way around. It doesn't need to be neat becasue it's on the underside. I used a 1/2" seam allowance and gathered the top part of the green fabric to fit the old blue cover (see construction photos). I have been wanting to change this cover since I bought the thing back in 2004!



Fabric is much coveted Heather Ross Gnomes on a light weight twill.


And below:

I had to make a baby one too for my sleeve board! Isn't it cute?

The after photo not the before.



7 comments:

Adrienne said...

Super cute! Infinitely better than the @ symbols!

corinnea said...

Oh my goodness! I love it!

Anonymous said...

It is MUCH cuter than before and I love the gnomes and mushrooms. Love you and miss you. Jen

Kelly's Korner said...

That is really cute!

TheBlackForrist said...

Wow... you know, I would be hesitant to use such awesome fabric to cover an ironing board, but you look at it SO often, it's really worth it! It's THE best gnome fabric too! I love love love it!

lizy said...

Is lovely... I would never put it away.

my inner magpie said...

That is really cute! The German asthetic can be really strange. Good call on covering up that one.

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