If your ironing board is looking a bit shabby, you can recover it with ironing board fabric. Just $6.97 a yard and 45" wide. It can also be used for pot holders, and trivet pads. It's 100% cotton with aluminum coating yet lightweight and easy to work with.
Project: Hot Pads
Supplies-(2) 8X8 pieces cotton print fabric
(2) 8X8 pieces cotton batting (warm & natural)
(1) 8X8 piece of ironing board cover
1 Yard bias tape
Cut cotton fabric into 8X8 squares. Cut 8X8 squares of cotton batting (warm & natural). Cut 8X8 square of ironing board cover. Stack fabric, batting, ironing board fabric, batting, and fabric. Finish with bias tape around the edges.
For personalized pot holders, instead of cotton print fabric, cut pre-washed muslin into 8X8 squares and let children draw pictures with fabric pencils. Sew as above. Great for Christmas presents.