My ironing board was in sore need of a new cover. It was ripped in quite a few places and my iron kept getting hung up on the holes.
I'd planned on making an elaborate cover with either elastic or ribbon to cinch down the edges. But, when I turned my ironing board over to use it as a template to cut the fabric, I realized that the original cover was simply stapled down. I figured, "why not?". It seemed easier, and it was. This is really a low-sew method.
I simply cut about a three-inch perimeter of fabric around the board and stapled it in place, folding and using a few mroe staples at the curves. I did sew two pieces of fabric together, to make a more interesting cover, but other than that, not much sewing took place.