While I was at it, I also made a cover for Dolly's ironing board...thank you, Mom, for saving it from my childhood!
Here's the before of my ironing board cover:
Here is Dolly's ironing board, too. The poor 30+ year old foam pad had pretty much become melded to the board.
Here's a simple photo progression of how I pieced Dolly's board cover:
Adding a little topstitching to hold it all in place:
To make the padding, I just cut it out of the terry with the board on top. Then, I zigzag stitched the terry to the lining.
The hardest part, making the casing. I had to use a lot of tucks to get around the curves.
Biggest tip, use safety pins on the ends of your ribbon so you don't pull it all the way through (once or twice!)
I did find, however a fun thing under all that foam on Dolly's board:
Aren't these 70s illustrations so fun? Who wouldn't want to be a "Sunny Suzy?"
Ok, maybe not Dolly all the time. This is the look I've been getting lately, especially with hands on her hips and a toe tapping in exasperation.
And just to prove that we all goof, here is what happened when I accidentally knocked the hot iron off of the ironing board.
Yes, that would be a permanently burned in iron mark. Can someone explain why you would want carpet in a kitchen???
This is what my iron looked like afterwards.
After a lot of scrubbing and scraping with a straight edge, I was able to remove all the carpet from my iron. Any tips for fixing the carpet? I tried using ice cubes and a fork to lift it up a bit. I can't wait to see how they ding us for that on our renter's deposit. Yikes.