This project was a long time overdue. My old ironing board cover was stained and full of holes, plus the elastic was completely stretched out so that it wouldn’t stay in place. I don’t know why I took so long to get around to it, but it’s pretty simple!
I just traced around the board and added 3/4″ on all sides so that it would wrap around the top (a little more probably would’ve been even better, but this works). Then I bound the edges with bias tape and ran elastic through the channel that the bias tape formed.
The cover is just a quilting cotton (Midnight Pastoral Toile in cream from Alexander Henry; same thing that I used for this clutch); padding is provided by some cotton batting (cut to the exact size of the ironing board top).
At last, a nice-looking cover that stays in place!