|There was no information printed on the selvage... if you know what this design is called or who makes it, let me know.|
-I thought of it as just a big skirt where the waistband goes underneath and the person wearing it is really, really skinny.
-I laid the fabric out over the board, traced it and (without measuring) cut it out eyeballing two inches from the outline.
-I sewed a half inch casement (roughly, I didn't cut very evenly) and put in some 1/4 inch elastic. Since I wasn't sure how much I'd need I didn't cut the elastic until I had it on the board.
-To add some extra padding I traced and cut out some low loft batting to go under the old felt pad. If you do this yourself I'd recommend measuring out your fabric after cutting out the batting just to make sure you have enough of a side allowance to cover the additional padding.
-Cost: I had everything on hand for this project. The fabric was $8/yard so it wasn't cheap. I'd guess I used a 1.25 yards, maybe more. Same with the elastic. The batting I got on sale a Joann's a couple of weeks ago and I don't remember how much I paid, but I remember it was a great sale. I'd guess this cost me $12-14. It took less then two hours.
Verdict: Success! I won't feel so bad leaving out the ironing board in the dining room now. Not that the ugly cover stopped me before.