When designing an ironing board cover with a difference, there are many factors to take into consideration.
It’s not just a matter of copying what went before.
For my partner, Victor Pleshev, the architect who was designing the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother, Margarita, his criteria was firm in his mind.
It must NEVER move on her board.
No matter how she may be twisting a shirt. Or a pair of trousers. Across the surface.
You do look at what went before.
And there is nothing wrong with the basic design of ironing board covers.
They’re meant to cover the top of your board by shaping to the contours of your board.
All ironing board covers do that.
The difference lies in what’s underneath your board.
And how that piece of fabric is going to stay on your board.
What is the anchor that will keep it taut and smooth?
The ironing board was patented in 1892 by African American inventor Sarah Boone.
And not much changed from 1892 to 1994 in the way an ironing board cover is designed to stay on your board.
Shape the fabric. And sew elastic around the edge.
Much the same as underpants are made.
And when the elastic sags, we have a saggy ironing board cover. In much the same way as we have baggy underpants when the elastic is past its use by date!
The secret about ironing board covers is knowing what happens to an ironing board cover when garments. Or quilts. Or sheets. Or whatever. Are moved around the board.
The truth is, when you’re ironing, an ironing board cover is pulled and stretched in all directions. With nothing to hold on to. To keep it in place.
No anchor. No force of gravity.
When your anchor point is a piece of elastic sewn around the edges, it’s no wonder your cover won’t stay on your ironing board when under stress.
Especially when the elastic loses its ability to snap back to its original shape. And your ironing board cover fits more like a pair of those baggy underpants.
This is why the criss cross patented tension cord system that Victor developed in 1994, changed the way ironing board covers fit. And stay taut and snug.
Which is the first seriously fundamental change in 102 years as to how ironing board covers are anchored to your board.
And is the secret ingredient as to why our ironing board cover Fitz Like A Glove™!
It’s why we always show off our bottom.
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~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
PS. This Ironing Diva’s iron. Ironing Board. And Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover. Are my gateway to leading an elegant life. There is power in the iron. The ‘Joy Of Ironing’ is far from a myth. Beautifully pressed garments. Make a statement about who you are. When you’re well pressed. And well dressed. You ooze elegance. Beautifully pressed linen. Cloth napkins. Tea towels. Pillow cases. Make your home shimmer with style.
PPS. I am not only an Ironing Diva. But as one friend says, I am ‘The Queen’ when it comes to ironing.
I Am The Purveyor Of The Tantrum Free Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies
Made with love and care in RURAL Australia by men and women who have a disability.
It’s not for everyone.
But it’s definitely for you if you’re fussy about the cover you iron on.
And if you love to support Australian made.
And want to put something back into the community when you make a purchase.
The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover cover has more than 350,000 customers in 29 countries. Because it lives up to its name. It ‘Fitz Like A Glove™’ every time you iron.
And these are the ‘Other Goodies’
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Photos of my rural property are courtesy of me, Ironing Diva – who is also known as Paddock Paparazzi – and taken at sunrise every morning. I LOVE sharing my rural life with you. It’s blissful where I live. It’s not for everyone. But my lifestyle is the envy of many of my friends. And customers.
A Crimson Rosella Fledgling. In The Long Grass In The Paddocks.
A Pair Of Jacky Winters. In A Lombard Poplar.
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