Here is a little Step-by-Step for a Iron Board Pad and Cover.
Please have mercy on me for my first attempt at a tutorial!
First of all, my ironing board is a mess... this one got the boot from Jill (DIL) because she got a new one for a wedding present (with a Rowenta iron).
So we are going to revamp this guy!
An "average" size iron board is about 15" x 54". My actual ironing board is an
old wooden one and is much smaller.
For the padding:
You will need about 1/2 yd of batting (Warm & Natural) and 1/2 yd of Insulbrite (by Warm and Natural).
Also 1 yd of 3/4" wide elastic. Plus some ribbon or cording (5 yards is plenty).
For your Main focus fabric you need 1 3/4 yards. Or you can piece fabrics together to get your length.
So lay out the batting and then the shiny side of the insulbrite to face the batting.
Place board on top.
Take a Sharpie and trace around the iron board.
Next, cut out the padding materials together on the line.
Zigzag stitch around edge of padding.
Take a piece of elastic the width of the padding near the top where it is the widest, plus 2".
Fold over 1" at either end and sew ends in place.
I made an X in the middle for extra strength.