Green Cabbage Roses

Old Becomes New Again

As I ready the studio and my teaching props for more students, I realized I would need a second pressing station.  Always on the look out for a bargain, I found a functional but weary ironing board while out sailing a couple of weeks ago (Tag sailing!) This one was left abandoned on the side of the road after a sale, so I scooped it up and brought it home.

I retired the brittle foam and the worn cover quickly.
I retired the brittle foam and the worn cover quickly.

 

A little WD-40 goes a long way on squeaky hinges.
A little WD-40 goes a long way on squeaky hinges.

 

 

I spent an afternoon giving it a nice makeover.

 

add three inches to create a cut line with room to hug around the edge of the board
I added three inches to create a cut line with room to hug around the edge of the board

 

 

A created a pattern and laid it out on some delicious soft green flannel.
I created a pattern and laid it out on some delicious soft green flannel.

 

I added a double layer of felt that I had waiting around, to be the cushion layer.
I added a double layer of felt that I had waiting around, to be the cushion layer.

 

 

iron board seam
I seamed the edge under with a zigzag to help it stay tucked.

 

 

new new
Everything Old is New Again!

 

The new ironing board had its debut at last weekend’s Valley Creates.  It will be on deck for this week’s Mix and Match Quilt workshop mornings as well and if you want to try it out- please come Sew With Me!

One comment

  1. Vanessa says:

    Thanks for the reminder! I’ve been wanting to make a new ironing board cover to match my curtains in my craft room.

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