Why Does It Matter What Fabric Your Ironing Board Cover Is Made From?
How much you pay for your ironing board cover. Dictates its quality.
In the past, I’ve purchased covers made in Romania. Which cost under $5. – I know. That was a long time ago! – Which looked like they were more suited to be a negligee. Than an ironing board cover.
When browsing for ironing board covers online. There is plenty of choice regarding fabric type.
▶ 100% Cotton
▶ Cotton and polyester mix
▶ 100% synthetic
▶ Rubber backed cotton. Mainly drapery fabric.
As someone who has been ironing since I was 8 years old. And made all my own clothes. And bedspreads. Slipcovers. Lampshades. Fabric blinds. Since I was 12 years old. Always with the help of a hot iron. And an ironing board cover.
And. Since 1994. Been the purveyor of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. And talked to thousands of people regarding their expectations when purchasing an ironing board cover.
I am considered an expert!
I love ironing. I love the way the heat of an iron. Transforms a mass of wrinkled fabric. Into something glamourous. And luxurious!
But ironing can only be loved. If. Your ironing board cover does the following.
▶ Fits your board well.
▶ And doesn’t burn to a crisp as you iron.
Let’s discuss the fabric types on offer.
▶ 100% Cotton.
There is cotton. And then. There’s cotton.
100% cotton comes in two different types of weaves. Crossweave. And diagonal weave. Diagonal weave is also called Cotton Drill.
▶ Crossweave cotton is what most people use for an ironing board cover. It’s a checkerboard weave. Is good quality cotton. And is longer lasting than any synthetic.
The problem with a crossweave is. It can tear easily.
Retailers of crossweave cotton love it because. When. They’ve measured off your meterage.
They just put a slit with a pair of scissors at the edge of the fabric. And then. Tear away!
Also. Under the heat of a hot iron. It will wear out more quickly than a diagonal weave cotton.
▶ Cotton Drill. With its diagonal weave. Is what workwear is made of.
Think Stubby Shorts.
Cotton drill’s diagonal weave is hard to tear. Yet. It’s a very luxurious fabric.
And its heavier weight. Makes for a more durable ironing board cover.
▶ A cotton and polyester mix will not last the distance. If you’re a regular ironer. The polyester will not hold up under the heat of a hot iron. And can often get a singed look from the heat.
▶ 100% synthetic can be the same fabric from my Romanian ironing board cover! It will be thin. Probably not fit your ironing board properly. And to put it bluntly. Drive you nuts at the board.
▶ Rubber backed cotton. Will seduce you into thinking this cover will last until the grave. It’s heavyweight. Not cheap. And always comes in beautiful prints. Because. It’s drapery fabric.
Its Achilles heel is its rubber backing. Which will deteriorate under the heat of your iron.
It deteriorates by splitting first. Then melting. Thus leaving gaps in the backing. Which affects your ability to smoothly glide your iron over your cover.
▶ Teflon. Supposedly the wonder fabric for ironing board covers!
Teflon is a thin plastic coating over a thin piece of fabric. Usually a synthetic.
When that thin plastic coating starts melting under the heat of your iron. It starts to pit. Meaning. Little bits of plastic break into spears. Or shards. And start stabbing your fabric.
If what you’re ironing is lightweight. Like silk. Or polyester. It starts snagging your fabric. Pulling at the weave. Often ruining your garment.
Responsible professional ironers. Who once LOVED Teflon. Because it didn’t burn. Won’t touch it today. Because they have to financially compensate their customers for the damage done to a garment.
So back to the question.
Why does it matter what fabric your ironing board cover is made from?
It matters if what you’re looking for is quality and durability.
And that’s always 100% cotton.
To find the best 100% cotton covers. Look online. These excellent covers are rarely found in retail shops.
As the purveyor of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. We’ve chosen to use cotton drill. Because of its durability. And because we give a 12 month guarantee that you can’t wear it out. Even if you’re a professional ironer.
My partner, Victor Pleshev, is the designer of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Which he designed for his mother, Margarita. When she was recovering from a stroke.
When her stroke numbed her right hand. And made it difficult for her to keep her ironing board cover from falling off her board. He stepped up to the plate. To solve her problem. And designed a cover for her with a breakthrough design. Suitable for the 21st century.
Innovation often comes from outside an industry. So when an architect turns the humble ironing board cover into a low-tech breakthrough. It takes ironing up to a whole new level.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Cover solves every problem you hate about ironing board covers. And because of its diagonal weave fabric. It will last a long time.
That’s a promise.
To find out more about Victor’s breakthrough design. And our complementary ironing products. Click on any of the 4 images below.
Designers & makers in RURAL Australia of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover, Log Lugger, Roadworks Apron, Travel Bug Shoe Bag, Mr Chin’s Laundry Bag, Sweet Shoo.
Every product is a joy to use.
Made with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. They’re our super heroes.
They put their heart and soul into everything they do. And it shows.
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