Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Befores and Afters

So I stumbled across this great tutorial and decided that I needed to recover my ironing board. And luckily enough I had some great material in my fabric stash so it didn't cost a thing! Can't beat that when $ is tight...that is for sure.

Check out the pics... my ironing board was looking pretty shabby:

Yes, those spots of white are fusible interfacing.... I had accidentally cut into the cover during a sewing project (note to self... do not use ironing board as a cutting table) and I needed something to patch it with.

Hey- stop laughing...it's called using your available resources.

And without further ado... though I do need to apologize for the bad pics...none of them turned out fabulous even though I tried taking them during the day as well...

Here is my new ironing board cover...and I am very happy with the way that it turned out.

Close up of material...it is black and white on the red background (again...sorry for the crappy pic)

It only took me a couple hours total including cutting... though you can't quote me on the time cause I am notorious for cutting things out and then setting them aside for days and sometimes weeks... but it was really easy to do... and I will never buy a cover again.


Lisa said...

SUPER CUTE!!! I SO need to make one. My cover is awful!! Putting bag over head ... I've used mine as a cutting board before too!

T- said...

Great job!

April said...

LOL...Lisa. You could so make one. :) My issue is I have to cut stuff downstairs... but my machine is upstairs so that is why I cheat sometimes and use the ironing board rather than walk all the way downstairs.