I’ve taken on some sewing work for a ‘client’. My friend needed her wedding dress hemmed, a bustle added, a matching sash sewn and a veil made. I said I would do it and I am scared to death! The hemming seems to have gone well from what I can tell. The bustle will be done tonight.
I marked the hem in the cleanest room of my house (the guest room) because I was scared of getting *anything* on the white dress. But, imagine my panic when I came down to the basement and looked at my ironing board cover.
Yuck. It’s obvious where I do the bulk of my ironing too. At first I thought I could just wash this and re-sew on the elastic. But, I deided it was smarter and easier to just make a new one.
I made this cover back in 2008. Apparently, I said at the time I planned to make another one soon. I think four years is soon enough!
Here’s my new cover. Same method as before. I used the pad as a pattern to cut a new cover adding a one inch seam allowance. I then used my serger’s elasticator foot to apply my elastic.
The material is the wrong side of a super dark sturdy denim from Joanns –originally purchased to make a bag I think. I pre-washed the material on hot about four times and dried it on high heat. My goal was to get out as much dye as I could and shrink it as much as it would.
I’m also happy to report that my old US Army blanket is still holding up well after four years! I use this as my pad. The wool is great for retaining heat and steam.
For something that takes less than an hour to make, I’m sorry to say I let it go this long! How about you guys? Do you make your own ironing board covers?
I’ll post more on the dress once I get her permission and the bustle and sash are done.