I made my ironing board cover this morning. The project took me a couple of hours. I cut the fabric out using the ironing board as a pattern, then I ironed and sewed up a casing for the elastic, finally feeding the elastic into the casing and securing it. I used 2 yards of 44" wide cotton fabric and 2 1/4 yards of 1/2" elastic. I left the old cover on underneath this cover to give myself some extra padding.