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Old 06-01-2020, 06:25 AM
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Does anyone know of where I could buy a large "old-fashioned" ironing board cover? My ironing board is at least 30 years old and is larger than than the kind made today, therefore I can't used the covers made today (those with the elastic around the edges). I'm looking for the kind that that the string around the edges to pull to size. Neither Target or Walmart has these. Maybe somewhere online?
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Old 06-01-2020, 06:37 AM
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I looked at Amazon and they carry a fair amount of larger covers and pads. Since I don't know the exact size of your board I could not send you the exact item information. I looked in "oversize ironing boards and pads".
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:35 AM
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I have made many of these. They are surprisingly easy to draft yourself.

You turn your ironing board upside-down and use a marker to make a pattern onto either a large paper roll or tissue paper you have taped together. You will need to add on to that all the way around for the depth of the pad, the casing size you intend to use and the overhang that has the string or elastic. About 3 1/2 inches might be the number. Depending on our width of your casing you need to accommodate your string or elastic.

First make two button holes in the middle of the large bottom middle. This is for the string to go through and come out of. Make a casing along the whole edge that begins at the middle of the large end of the board and thread the string or elastic though to draw it up. Done! A custom made ironing board cover. I have also seen people make a padded mattress type pad for just the top of the board and use loops to string it to the bottom to hold it on.

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Old 06-01-2020, 10:46 AM
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The major sewing pattern companies also make a pattern with instructions that are more detailed if you want to make your own.
Also Walmart has an oversized premade cover, but I don't know if that is the size you need.
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Old 06-01-2020, 10:54 AM
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I found a u tube video for you.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0tiMnuVT54
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Old 06-01-2020, 11:35 AM
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As RedGarnet222 stated, it is very easy to make your own covering. I would make an additional suggestion: Get some canvas to make it out of. You won't be able to make a drawstring (fabric too heavy) but you can make tucks that you can sew on your sewing machine to make it fit. I love a canvas cover -- no scorching, basically, and it wears forever. Try it, you might like it.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:04 PM
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Oh gosh, I don't think I could make one of these, I just want to buy one. My ironing board is 57" long, a little bit longer than the standard, plus the narrow end is hinged so that it opens up to be as wide as the rest of the board which is very handy. That's why I can't use a standard cover with elastic around the edges; it isn't large enough. It's probably been at least 5 years since I bought one, never thought they wouldn't sell them anymore.
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Old 06-01-2020, 12:05 PM
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I made my ironing board cover just by using quilt fabric and safety pins and folding it around the edges of the top top. Works fine, and I can change it out as often as I want.

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Old 06-01-2020, 01:37 PM
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My grandmother added old sheets when the ironing board cover got worn or scorched. That's what I learned to iron on in the '60's. The old white muslin ones hold up better than quilting cotton, and can be cinched in place with large safety pins
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I bought a cover for my 46 year old ironing board on Amazon. I really like this cover because it's nice and snug on the board and the reflective fabric hasn't scorched like the previous flowered cover. It only cost $20.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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