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Geeky Ironing Board Re-Covering

It’s fall, which means Jen is in the mood to sew!  We don’t have any costumes to work on right this minute, so we thought we’d make a fun Star Wars cover for our ironing board.  It was so quick and easy, we might have to make more!  Check out our step-by-step tutorial below:

We bought the ironing board at Wal-Mart, and this is the cover that came with it. As you can see, it's been put through its paces.
We bought the ironing board at Wal-Mart, and this is the cover that came with it. As you can see, it’s been put through its paces.
Plastic piece to tighten the drawstring. Set this aside for later.
Plastic piece to tighten the drawstring. Set this aside for later.
Take the old cover off. Some other tutorials say to glue down the padding, but we'd rather have the option to change out the padding if needed. So we'll set that aside as well.
Take the old cover off. Some other tutorials say to glue down the padding, but we’d rather have the option to change out the padding if needed. So we’ll set that aside as well.
Pull the string out and set it aside.
Pull the string out and set it aside.
Who doesn't want an awesome Star Wars ironing board cover?
Who doesn’t want an awesome Star Wars ironing board cover?
The old cover on top of the new fabric. For a small board, it takes an 18"x36" piece.
The old cover on top of the new fabric. For a small board, it takes an 18″x36″ piece.
Flatten out the old cover.
Flatten out the old cover.
Trace around the old cover. We gave an extra 5/8" so we could fold over the edge to make the casing. You could also do the casing as a wide zigzag stitch or with a serger.
Trace around the old cover. We gave an extra 5/8″ so we could fold over the edge to make the casing. You could also do the casing as a wide zigzag stitch or with a serger.
All cut out!
All cut out!
Fold over the edge and stitch! Leave a small opening so you can thread the string back through.
Fold over the edge and stitch! Leave a small opening so you can thread the string back through.
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Bodkin time! The easiest way to thread things!
All threaded!
All threaded!
Put your new cover on top of the ironing board and padding.
Put your new cover on top of the ironing board and padding.
Don't forget to wrap the string back around this piece!
Don’t forget to wrap the string back around this piece!
All done! Ready to iron in style!
All done! Ready to iron in style!

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