This is my method (Zoë, this is the tutorial - my apologies for its paucity):
1. Remove scorched cover.
2. Flop it on a length of fabric. I usually use cotton, but Rebecca pointed out that vintage sheets work beautifully and I think it's probably the polyester in there. An all-cotton ironing board cover tends to grab at the ironing.
3. Trace the cover with a generous seam allowance, taking note that the cover needs to curl down under the edges of the ironing board.
4. Sew the new cover onto the old cover. Get as prissy as you want about it, but the seam should be pretty much drawn tight and hidden under the ironing board. I usually tuck the raw edge under as I sew along, keeping above the drawstring so I can use it for the new cover.
5. Put the fresh cover on the ironing board, cinching down the drawstring and using the ironing board elastics (like these) if you have some. The ironing board cover in these photos also utilized diaper pins underneath.
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