I’ve been wanting to show you my Craft Room for the last few days.

The days have been cloudy here with not enough natural light for pictures so please bare with me.

You’ll be happy to know that the polka dots didn’t go anywhere though.


Today I am sharing with you a little DIY Project that can make such a difference in a Craft Room or Laundry Room.

I am sharing how to make your own Ironing Board Cover in less than 30 minutes. 


First open your fabric and sit the iron board right on top.

Using your ironing board as a template cut the shape of it about three to four inches away from the edge.


Done?  Good!

After your fabric is cut make a 3/4 of an inch hem all around the fabric.

I like to use the iron to make mine sharp.


Now you are ready to sew.

Don’t give me the I don’t sew excuse. You can do this.

Turn the fabric around and sew the hem about 1/2 of an inch from the edge.


Make sure to leave one corner open so you can insert the elastic band inside and pull it out.



Now we are ready for the elastic and last step.

The 1/4” elastic works perfectly.

The length of the elastic will depend on the size of your ironing board.


Insert the elastic inside of the hem.

I like to use a bobby pin to help me move the elastic along easily.



After I was done with this step all I had left was to carefully put the

new cover on my iron board. It feels like you are putting on a fitted sheet of a mattress.

Pull elastic so edges of cover are gathered making sure not to let the elastic slip inside your hem tunnel.

When it feels snug tie both ends of the elastic together.

Here is a picture.



You are done!



Here is how my new little ironing board looks in my Craft Room.

So cute!


My advice, don’t waste your time looking for a new cover in a store.

They are not pretty.

Just take a chance and make your own in about 20 minutes.

You are going to love it!

Thank you for visiting!




Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.

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23 Responses to How to make an Ironing Board Cover

  1. Thank you so much Desiree!! I don’t iron because I have a hanging board and cannot find a cover. I’ll be making a cover this weekend!! Just a question, what material is used for under padding?? Thanks

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