|Wholly Ironing Board Cover!|
|Just eyeball it.|
|2 equally uneven pieces|
Now that I had my really long piece of bias tape sewn (and pressed), I pinned it to the right side of my cover. I almost pinned it to the wrong side. While it still would have worked it would have made for an ugly frayed mess. Then I sewed the bias tape around the entire cover.
Where the ends of the bias tape meet I did not sew them together as you would when binding a quilt. Instead I left and opening for the elastic to be fed into. I contemplated using a tie instead of elastic but in the end decided on elastic. And choose poorly I did. I spent a good 20 minutes threading the elastic through the casing. What a pain. By the end I wished I would have settled on a tie. (as a side note... Most of the tutorials I read said that this was an easy 30 minute project. They must be super fast elastic threaders because it took me just over an hour to complete.)
Once the elastic was fished through the casing, it was time for a fitting. I secured the elastic by tying it in a knot. Fancy. I know. Bye-bye old ugly cover, Hello beautiful new masterpiece.
Now. Does anyone have a tutorial for covering the feet on of the ironing board? I'm just not feeling the Duck Tape goes well with my new homespun cover.