How did I manage to burn a hole in my ironing board cover?
I've been using this Hashima gavity-fed iron off and on for about 20 years. I've never had any problems with it and love it to death.
My ironing board is a Pfaff vacuum board that I've had about 12 years. It's just in the past year that I've started using it exclusively. Most of the time I don't use it's vacuum capabilities but it's sturdy as all heck. I always turn it on the lowest possible setting that will still produce steam. I couldn't possibly continue work on my blouse using such a foul looking cover. I had to wait until the next day to go to the fabric store and pick out just the right fabric. In the mean time I stripped down the board and removed the offending cover and wouldn't you know...
the padding was attached and with a serger!
After removing all of the stitching, I was able to release the cover and use the padding as a pattern for the new cover.
I added a casing and some elastic and voila.
I bought about 10 yards total...with a JoAnns coupon. I've since made curtains to cover the doorway of the fabric closet. The remaining fabric is to make covers for my sewing machines and the one knitting machine I have up. Or at least I'll drape the fabric over my machines in case the covers never get made!