My new ironing board cover!
I've been thinking about making an ironing board cover for quite some time (probably about the last 2 years!). I can't buy a cover large enough anywhere and the brown stains on the old cover (at least 10 years old) were getting on my nerves. So today I finally decided to make one - how hard could it be?
It was actually ridiculously easy and took about an hour to make. I've had 2 yards of this brown cotton from JoAnn's in my stash for a couple of years and I've long forgotten what I was going to make with it originally. Perfect fit for the ironing board! I salvaged the cord, toggle and velcro fastenings from the old cover, used it for a template and ran up the new cover. I was lazy - I overlocked the raw edges and then turned them over once with the cord inside to make a channel (no need to fiddle around with a bodkin feeding the cord through the channel), sewed round attached the velcro and voila!
Fits way better than the old one did and hopefully any brown stains won't be so noticeable on this brown fabric!!
Yesterday I turned my pile of 16 hexagons into this:
Not bad for a first attempt at hand-piecing, I think. It took all afternoon and I probably wouldn't do a whole diamond in one go again (it got a bit tedious) but I wanted to see how it all went together.
I think I'm going to have a crafty week. Andy left on business early yesterday and won't be home till the weekend plus I have very few classes because many of my students are on holiday. I've got lots of ideas ... another skirt (this time with overlocked seams!), some crochet projects and maybe some Christmas decorations!!!
What have you got planned?