The old ironing board cover was made from a lovely but pre-loved piece of bark cloth that had begun to wear right through to the previous cover. It was time. I might be taking this ironing board to a workshop, so I want it to be in good shape! I had a big piece of stout orange and white striped cotton fabric my daughter gave me for a birthday. It bears an IKEA label but she has begun to give me only second hand gifts, which I just love! It makes me feel… that she sees me somehow. So this item, perhaps a table cloth, has passed from hand to hand a few times in its lifetime with apparently little use, and in the right hand image I’m tracing around the ironing board before cutting out.
Next steps: finishing the edge and creating a casing, discovering a tool for threading cord through a very long casing in my sewing table, and inserting recycled cotton yarn into the casing.
Then, fitting damp cover over ironing board, tightening cord, and massaging into position. Ta-da!