Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ruby Star Rising Ironing Board Cover

Boy was this project long overdue! I bought some of Melody Miller's Ruby Star Rising ages ago with my ironing board in mind, but I procrastinated. I procrastinated until my ironing board reached the pinnacle of ugliness.


Ok. I ditched the cover and the nasty foam pad, but I saved the cotton cord to reuse for the new cover. I used this tutorial to guide the creation of a new pad. Then I jumped in and crafted up a new pad out of a batting/wadding scrap, some grosgrain ribbon & seam tape, and elastic - a-like so:

Then I made the cover following this tutorial. Taadaa!

How stinkin' cute is that? Ok, I did think heavily before cutting into the Ruby Star Rising. I considered using some much cheaper fabric at first.

Then I trusted my initial instinct and jumped right in. The pink print at the foot of the board is from the Whimsy line by Heather Mulder Peterson and Deb Mulder for Henry Glass & Co. The gray strip is a Kona or Bella solid. This is a huge improvement. Even Mr. Pins was impressed :-)

I hope you take a leap of faith today and love the crafty outcome!

I'm linking up with Sugar Bee Crafts, The Blackberry Vine, Shwin & Shwin, Creative Itch, and Quilt Story.

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  1. Makes me want to iron it's so cute - my board is super jealous!

  2. You are putting me to shame, my ironing board desperately needs a new cover but I have been putting off doing it for ages. May have to bite the bullet this weekend after seeing yours!

  3. So cute! I am putting this project on my todo list!

    1. Yay! Thanks so much :-)

      The tutorial was super helpful, so just jump right in.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Nice! I've been meaning to make one of these, too. It's one of those "functional" projects that don't seem too fun or creative to make - but you make it look fun!

  5. Gorgeous ironing board! I've had both the fabric and replacement foam sitting since... oooh, that tutorial came out. I think I'm nearly ready to tackle it though (it'll come down to a least of a set of evil tasks when I do I think lol)

  6. It's so cute! And I think you did the right thing—because now YOU get to see that lovely adorable Ruby Star Rising fabric every day.

  7. Awesome ironing board cover, the fabrics are just lovely! How cheerful to iron on that? :))

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