Do you know how hard it is to take a picture of your ironing board? Good grief, I never had such a struggle. It is surprisingly difficult to make those things look good. You have to get way back to get the whole thing in the photo and then all sorts of other ugly things you don't particularly want to share sneak into the picture.
I found an awesome tutorial on how to make an ironing board cover. Eva over at Sew Much Good (is that not the best blog name ever?) made one, and has featured the clearest instructions on how you can make one too. It took no time at all, and I am so pleased with how I transformed my grody looking ironing board into something much nicer. I highly recommend that you check it out. The best thing is, with two yards of fabric, you can make TWO ironing board covers, one for you and one for your best friend!
Here is one photo, not the best, but it is what it is. I was moving this darn ironing board all over the room trying to get good lighting. Excuse the mess of wires under the sewing table. I still have not figured out how to deal with them.
The cover has a simple casing with 1/4 inch elastic passed through it to make it fit nice and snug. One great feature is how simple it is going to be to get it off and on again if I want to wash it. Honestly, this was so darn easy to make, and I did not need to even leave my house to buy anything. The fabric was left over from a quilt I made years ago and the elastic was on hand in a drawer of sewing notions. That's all you need. You know you have two yards of fabric and a package of elastic somewhere, don't you? Go on, find them, check out Eva's tutorial, and make a cute new ironing board cover!