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How to Replace a Swivel Board Cover & Pad

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Note: Before removing your existing cover and pad, lower the board into the swivel position so the board is perpendicular to the wall.


Step 1

Raise your ironing board slightly so you can examine how your cover and pad are currently installed. This will be helpful when installing your replacement cover and pad.

Step 2

Remove the old cover and pad by cutting the strings underneath the back of the board on both sides.

Step 3

Place the new pad on the board extending the edges slightly over the tapered end of the ironing board.

Step 4

Now place the cover on top of the pad and extend the edges of the cover approximately 1 ½” over the tapered end of the ironing board.

Step 5

Place your hand on the nose of the board while slightly pulling one drawstring at a time in order to partially secure the cover around the nose of the board.

Step 6

Take note: The grommets need to be at least 1 ½” below the back of the board. If you have over tightened the drawstrings, just loosen the string at the nose of the board and repeat Step 5.

Step 7

Thread the ends of the drawstring through the top eyelets at the back end of the board.

Step 8

Before final tightening of your cover and pad, you will need to fold underneath approximately 6” of excess cover underneath the pad.

Step 9

Shown in the below image, thread the drawstring through the eyelet found on the outside edge of the cover.

Step 10

While firmly holding your hand over the back of the ironing board to keep the cover and pad in place, tighten that side by pulling the drawstring snuggly.

Step 11

Tie this side before tightening and tying the other side. Place your finger over the eyelet to firmly hold your work in place while bringing the string around and through.

Step 12

Pull tight and repeat Step 12 to double the knot.

Step 13

Let’s move to the other side. This time you will pull the drawstring slowly and very tight, remembering a quick and strong pull could possibly break the drawstring.

Step 14

Pull the excess drawstring through the eyelet. Continue repeating the pull process. By adjusting a few times you are tightening up around the entire perimeter of the board.

Step 15

Now repeat Steps 10 through 13 and cut the excess string on each side. You’re done!