My cute ironing board modeled by Pip, my 12-year-old lovebird who just happens to match my fabric.

Making a cover for my ironing board was easier than I expected.  I added extra padding and ended up overcompensating for that by making the cover a bit too big.  That’s ok, because the project also called for ironing board clips.  These are underneath the board, stretching across to keep the fabric nice and tight.

*I learned to use the zig-zag stitch on the edge, acting like a serger.

*I learned how to sew elastic.