How To Recover an Ironing Board

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  1. […] Stay tuned to see how I made the ironing board cover! UPDATE: See how to make an ironing board cover here. […]

  2. nowathomemom says:

    much, much better Shayna! 🙂 Love the stripes too of course! 🙂 you are so creative, I never would’ve thought of doing this for myself! it looks beautiful and goes well in your space! hmmm… I might have to do one for myself soon, I don’t like mine either! 🙂 Hope you are having a beautiful weekend too! 🙂

    • Shayna says:

      Awe, INGRID! You give the best compliments! I’m so happy you love it! It’s such a fun and rewarding project! 🙂
      Hope you’re having a happy weekend!

    • Hester says:

      Hi, I am sorry but your webpage is so full of adverts that keeps popping up all over that I barely can see your instructions.
      What a pity, the photo looks good though 🙁

  3. […] used the same fabric as my ironing board cover for the seat. To see how I recovered the seat, see […]

  4. Beverly says:

    What a great ironing board cover. I have threatened to make a new one for mine, now I will. Love the stripes.
    It looks great in your laundry room.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

    • Shayna says:

      THANK YOU Beverly! I was so tired of looking at my old one- it was time for a new one! So happy you like it! 🙂
      I hope you have a great weekend too!

  5. […] I wanted to add another pattern, so I grabbed some leftover fabric from my ironing board cover. […]

  6. lindsey Borritt says:


    My daughter is about to re-cover her late Grandma’s ironingboard. A tubular metal frame one height with a wooden top. My late father had always re-covered it my daughter found many layers she should have taken photos!

    What would you suggest as padding my father always used an old wool blanket then layers of old flanelette sheets.
    She does have plenty of fluffy fabric but it isn’t cotton.

    She will purchase new fabric for the top layer as you have shown.

    Have you any sugestions?

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Lindsey! Cotton would definitely be the best choice. You can buy cotton batting, but I would use several thin layers rather than one thick layer. I kept the original cotton cover that came with my ironing board and covered that with the fabric of my choice, which is a cotton blend. It’s held up great!
      I hope that helps! 🙂

  7. Cristina says:

    I made mine longer & wider also. Placed the old one turned over some board and draw a bigger one. Cut it and made holes all over with a drill to let the steam pass. I coated the wood with poly and screwed it to the old ironing board which was easy as it was metal mesh. And now I don’t have to move the shirts to iron them as is as wide as the back of one.
    Just a hint in case you want to follow thru

  8. Jodi B says:

    I love this idea so much I made one myself this weekend!! I would love to share your blog post on my blog – Do you mind contacting me about doing this?

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  11. Louise says:

    Beautiful job on your ironing board cover!

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  13. Diana B says:

    It is cools idea also money saving idea.

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