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Free Ironing Board Pattern

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Make the Pattern Piece
How to make the paper pattern for an iroing board cover.

Make the Ironing Board Cover Pattern

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
  • Lay the ironing board face down on the pattern material (newspaper or anything you can write on that is larger than the top of the ironing board)
  • Trace the outline of the edge of the ironing board.
  • Measure the thickness of the ironing board.
  • Add 2" (or more if you want the cover to wrap further around the ironing board bottom) to the thickness measurement. This measurement will now be added to all edges of the traced outline.
  • Using a ruler, mark at close intervals, the measurement calculated in the above step.
  • Join these markings to create the edge of the pattern.
  • Fold the pattern in half from both directions, matching the opposite edges, to create the grain lines that you will need to lay out the pattern. Use a ruler or yardstick to draw the fold lines and keep the lines straight. A cover that is not cut out on a straight grain will want to twist out of place on the ironing board.
  • Cut out the pattern piece.

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