Well-I got the pictures out of order, so start at the bottom if you like.
I put it on and the string worked great, and being lazy, I was glad I didn't have to find any new string for it. I am happy with the way it turned out.
I saved the drawstring out of the old one and sewed it into the serged edges, being VERY careful not to let it get caught-even one stitch could prevent it from moving. Of course, getting caught on the other side with the knife wouldn't be too pretty either.
Ya, I think so. Took off the old one and pinned it to fabric to use for the pattern.
I've had this ironing board since we got married...21 years...think it needs a new cover?