Wednesday, January 6, 2010

FOE (foldover elastic) Bound Ironing Board Cover


Here at the new house, my sewing room is...not big. I'm SO blessed to even have a room for all my stuff, that I dare not complain. There is no space to put up my full sized ironing board and leave it (and other areas of the house!) easily accessible, so I'm using the small table top board that I already had. The downfall of that is that the cover it came with was 1) UGLY and 2) WAY too big. I don't know why, but it was like 10" too long for the board and a good 4" too wide.

So, I got crafty! I LOVE foldover elastic for tons of applications. I originally started using it simply for diaper covers as intended, but quickly came to find so many other uses for it! Probably my favorite use for it other than diapers, is crib sheets. I've made tons of crib sheets for Wyatt and Ree out of super cute flannels with FOE around the bottom.
I was totally winging this, and as you can see it's not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The major problem area is the curve at the front, I need to work on that part so it looks nicer and fits a little better. Would anyone like to see a tutorial on this? I'd be happy to write one up if ya'll want!


8 comments:

Tucker said...

Looks great! I'm wondering if you could insert some thin cording like what most covers have just to squish up that front part? Thanks for the pictures! Oh btw... this is not Tucker, he's my dog, but my google account defaults to him. It's Sharon H from ABNotions!

Pam said...

To make the area at the front a bit smoother creating a bit of a gusset would help - kind of like the corner of a fitted sheet. It would eliminate the excess fabric that causes it to be a bit loose.

Trillium said...

Great idea Mika!

Mika said...

Pam that's exactly what I'm thinking...cut a triangle portion out of that front and seam it up. I have to get some more Insulbright then I can really play with it. Thanks!

AnnieJackDesigns said...

I would love a tute on this since I am not so good with covers etc but my ironing board is screaming for one of these!!

Jenn said...

I just made an ironing board cover and wish I would have thought to use FOE. Great idea and it looks awesome!

Jenn

EverythingIveGot said...

The foe is a great idea! Would love a tute.. thanks, Mika

Sharmane said...

This is adorable, you did a great job, crafty mama! I would love to see a tutorial, as I have the ugliest & most tattered ironing board cover on the planet...YIKES!
Thanks for sharing your pics :)
~ Sharmane