Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover

by Carol Jones on September 27, 2009 · 8 comments


Only The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover shows off its bottom.

Because it’s the underside of the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover that makes it special.

And the reason you’re here is because you’re looking for a really good ironing board cover.

I suspect your requirements are pretty simple.

You want your ironing board cover to fit whatever size and shape your board is.

To fit perfectly, regardless of what you’re ironing.

You don’t want it to ever move, ride up, wrinkle, crease, and curl its toes up when you’re putting the finishing touches on your best garment or heritage quilt.

You like rich colours, but definitely don’t want it to bleed on anything you own.

You might not wash your cover frequently, but when you do, you don’t want it to fall apart.

So the fabric has to be pretty special.

And you don’t want to throw it away every few months and have to buy another one.

Am I right?

Everyone needs a good ironing board cover. And you don’t deserve the rubbish the retail stores force on you.

So how does this sound to you?

The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover fits your board perfectly.

It never moves, it lasts for an obscene length of time, it looks fabulous on your board and it makes ironing a breeze.

Owning this cover is a 100% win situation for you if it fits all your criteria.

And we’ve guaranteed all of the above since 1994.

Not only that, but it’s made with love and care in rural Australia by men and women who have a disability. I’m not exaggerating when I tell you that your purchase gives back to them a strong sense of self-worth.

But the devil is in the detail, isn’t it?

So keep on reading about why we always show off our bottom. Because there’s lots of information.

If you’re like me, the more detail you can read about a product, the more comfortable you feel about whether or not it suits you.

This makes it so much easier for you to make an informed decision.

At least that’s how I feel when buying online.

Back to more information about The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.

Products that excel, earn their reputation with mechanical know how as well as style. Just like a high performance Aston Martin or Ferrari, there’s a lot going on under the bonnet of this ironing board cover to make your ironing smooth and trouble free.

Why do other cover manufacturers only show you the top? Because there’s nothing under the bonnet. It’s the same old elastic or drawstring round the edges, which never really stops the cover from wrinkling. Does it? It’s just more of the same.

Victor's mother, Rita, with Daisy Mae, Christmas 2009.  Rita is 82, soon to be 83 in March 2010.

Victor's mother, Rita, with my Tri-Coloured Rough Collie, Daisy Mae, Christmas 2009. Rita is 82, soon to be 83 in March 2010. I love this photo of this twosome who love each other so much!

A breakthrough came when an architect, Victor Pleshev, heard his mother’s plea for a cover that would never wrinkle and stay on her board. Using his 25 years of design and construction experience, he saw a simple solution.

Add a crisscross, elastic tension system under the cover.

This is the best part.

Only seconds to secure, no lacing or struggling with draw strings. Simply crisscross the elastic tension system over 4 hooks, and the cover never moves or wrinkles because it’s self adjusting. Stays drum tight even when pressing sheets, tablecloths, quilts – or any large item.

Don’t worry. Your board folds up and down as easily as before.

What makes it different to all other covers is its patented tension cord that crisscrosses underneath your board. It takes just a few seconds to crisscross and it keeps your cover snug and smooth every time you iron.

It’s botox for ironing board covers.

It’s guaranteed to never move so much as a micro millimetre on your board, even if you’re dragging a heavy quilt across the cover.

And it fits just as well on small boards as large boards.

As a matter of fact, it fits a wide range of board sizes.

The Standard cover fits boards from as small as 32cm wide x 112cm long up to boards as large as 46cm wide and 139cm long. And of course, everything in between.

We also have Extra Small covers to fit smaller boards from 29cm wide x 85cm long to 32cm wide x 110cm long. And Extra Large to fit boards from 47cm wide x 139mm long to 50cm wide x 146cm long.

For my international customers who work in inches, the Standard cover fits a board as small as 12¾ inches wide x 44¾ inches long to boards as large as 18 inches wide x 54 inches long.

The Extra Small cover fits a board 11½ inches wide x 34 inches long to a board as large as 12¾ inches wide x 44 inches long.

The Extra Large cover fits a board 18 inches wide x 55 inches long to 20 inches wide x 58½ inches long.

And this is what it looks like. How it crisscrosses and how it looks on your board.

The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover

The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover

Can you see how the cover is held in place at 11 different points around the board? Did you notice the 3 points around the nose that make sure it doesn’t creep up?

The sides of your cover are always the first to stretch and ride up. Notice how the tension cord is threaded through loops and criss-crossed over 4 hooks in all the important places?

And don’t worry about opening and closing your board. The legs slide easily up and down because the tension cord stretches when you open your board and contracts when you close your board.

This is why it’s called a Simple Solution For A Difficult Problem.

See how easy it is to criss-cross.  It takes just a few seconds to secure.

See how easy it is to criss-cross. It takes just a few seconds to secure.

I want you to have a close look at how The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover criss-crosses.

It’s important for you to know that the tension cord comes already sewn into your cover. And you spend only a few seconds crisscrossing it.

At first glance, it looks as if you have to lace the tension cord through all the loops. But it wouldn’t be a Simple Solution For A Difficult Problem if that was true, would it?

The tension cord is industrial shot cord. Which means it’s both stretchy and firm.

And all you need to do to secure the cover in place is to take the tension cord from one side of the cover and hook it over two hooks on the other side. And then do the same from the opposite side of the cover.

The hooks are actually curtain track glides and we use them for two reasons.

They are so sturdy, they don’t break. And are very easy for someone with arthritis, whose fingers are no longer nimble and flexible, to slip the tension cord over with no problems whatsoever.

This is another reason why it’s called a Simple Solution For A Difficult Problem.

This is how it looks on your board.  A cover that really does 'Fitz Like A Glove!'

This is how it looks on your board. A cover that really does

This is the best part. See how beautiful the cover looks on your board? Have you ever seen a cover that looks like a well tailored suit on an ironing board? Underneath it is the Superior Felt Underlay. See how snug it is?

The 100% cotton drill fabric is both durable and luxurious.

Durable because the hexagonal weave of cotton drill means it’s very strong and resistant to tearing.

Luxurious because it’s also soft and pliable and moulds itself to the shape of your board.

And you know what?

This is another reason why The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover makes your ironing so much easier, faster, quicker, and trouble free. Your iron truly glides over this super smooth surface.

There’s no friction, resistance or drag. Which means you iron at a faster speed and finish before everyone else.

Joann Knight, President of The Design Institute of Australia summed it up like this on ABC Radio National’s By Design program with Alan Saunders. “When choosing a product for your home, you should always choose a product that never annoys you and never makes more work for you”.


That’s why you should always choose a product that’s a Simple Solution For A Difficult Problem.

Don't they look smart packed in their special pockets?  That's why people love to give them as gifts.  They look so classy!

Don't they look smart packed in their special pockets? That's why people love to give them as gifts. They look so classy!

Victor and I are shoppers too, just like you. And when we buy something, we want reassurance that it will last.

Because we expect guarantees, we also give them to you.

In 1994, we were the first people in the world to guarantee an ironing board cover.

Not just against faulty workmanship, but for durability.

And put in place the 7 guarantees that are now our trademark for quality.

1. It will never move on your board, even when dragging a heavy quilt across the surface.

2. It’s 100% colourfast. Even the darkest colours. Fashion designers, dressmakers and wedding gown designers use this cover. And believe me. Nothing would stop them from coming to Ilford to murder me in my bed if a colour bled through onto an expensive gown or dress.

3. It’s machine washable every day. A professional ironer washes their cover daily.

4. A 12 months replacement guarantee on the wear and tear of the fabric protects you against fabric flaws.

5. It has a lifetime guarantee on the tension cord – it should never deteriorate.

6. A no questions asked complete refund, including postage, if you simply don’t like it.

7. Or don’t agree that it’s a joy to use.

This is Victor and me at the Mudgee Field Days, demonstrating to customers why The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover should be on their board!

This is Victor and me at the Mudgee Field Days, demonstrating to customers why The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover should be on their board. This couple are convinced and are taking it home with them.

This is how we learned about what you wanted, expected and desired. We took The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover on the road to show the world and came back home with lots of new customers and many, many lifetime friends.

That’s the best part of my business. The warm, personal relationships I’ve formed with you light up my day and keep me moving forward.

You also influence the way I run my business.

We started out with two colours. But listening to you and your requests for more choice, we added 7 more.

We test every colour in boiling water to make sure the colour doesn’t run. If the water stays clear, we then take a white cloth and rub the wet colour swatch. If the white cloth remains pure and white, we safely guarantee that colour to be colourfast.

All nine of our colours have passed this test without a hitch, so choose your preference with the knowledge it will never bleed onto your best garment that you’re ironing at the last minute, before you fly out the door for an important engagement.

A lot of people have put their heart and soul into this cover. The design, quality and customer service is as good as we can make it. But the real heroes are the men and women in rural NSW who have a disability, who make this cover for you with love and care. They’re the ones who make sure that you get the best product possible.

Without them I wouldn’t receive so many positive emails, cards and letters from you.

One of the most poignant is from Edward. I know you’ll love reading it as much as I do. It’s become one of my all time favourites. His genteel formality is evocative of his age.

“I am writing to you with great delight that I have at last found an ironing board cover that does not wrinkle or come apart at the seams. I am an 82 year old pensioner and have been looking for such a thing for some time past. I do not know how long you have been manufacturing such a product but it surely is a winner and worthy of all accolades that have been settled on it”.
Edward NSW January 2006

Edward’s letter makes me smile every time I read it.

You can read more of what others say in Good News!!

The Old Fashioned Australian Climbing Rose Lorraine Lea In Bloom On My Front Fence

The Old Fashioned Australian Climbing Rose Lorraine Lea In Bloom On My Front Fence

I Repeat My Old Fashioned Guarantee To You

I firmly believe you should never have to keep a product that’s faulty or doesn’t meet your expectations.

That’s why everything we make for you comes with a guarantee.

Your Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover is made for you with love and care inrural Australia by men and women who have a disability and comes with a 12 Month Replacement Guarantee.

Victor and I have done everything we can to make sure we’ve designed and made it to withstand daily usage. It should not wear out within 12 months. If there is a problem, we pay the postage to have you send The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover back to us and we pay the postage to send you a new one. You’re never out of pocket with a faulty product.

Your Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover is also guaranteed to please you. If you don’t like it for any reason, send it back and you’ll receive a full refund, including your postage and handling.

Because The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover isn’t padded, I strongly recommend my Superior Felt Underlay as the perfect partner. You’ll never have a better ironing surface and there’s no extra postage.

Click to learn more about The Superior Felt Underlay

Click to find out why The Best Boy Pressing Cloth keeps the bottom of your iron clean.

Click here if you would like to place an order online. Or ring me, Carol Jones, in rural NSW on 02 63 588 511.

Take care,



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1 BEVERLEY STOWE February 10, 2010 at 10:24 pm

A special message for Rita,

At last I can see the lovely lady responsible for planting this most precious “seed” in your haven at Ilford. Let me say it’s a warm focus and beautiful smile that I see in your photograph Rita.

I’m only sorry that such a successful and helpful product range had to arise from your painful Arthritis. However, you look splendid now, as do the revolutionised “dressings of ironing boards”! Thankyou to you, your clever son Victor and his supreme lady, Carol, for solving the world’s paramount ironing problems; probably the most universal, domestic, common issues on earth.

Now isn’t that something to be totally proud of ? Yes, it definitely is.

Please give Daisy Mae a special pat and hug for me. She is the spitting image of my memory of “Laddy”, a loyal Collie who lived just across the road during my childhood. His master was severley disabled from Polio. I never saw them apart.

Soon it will be March, and your 83rd birthday. May it be very special and profoundly happy, with many more healthy years to follow. I’m wondering what date, because my family has had a whole string of landmark dates in March. It must be a special month.

Well Rita, thankyou again for your part in history, my home, and now my heart.


2 Carol Jones February 11, 2010 at 5:52 am


Rita will love reading this! I’ve printed your comment so she can read it for herself.

She’s 83 on 20th March. She’s outlived all her family. Her sister died at 82. Her husband at 78 and her parents in their late 60′s.

But only 3 of her friends have died during her 9 year tenure in Ilford.

She’s the youngest. Her friends are now in their 80′s and 90′s and one in particular, Lucy, who is in her 90′s, who lives in Stanley Street in Sydney, still goes by herself to attend the opera at the Opera House.

One of my most amazing – and memorable – experiences was her 50th wedding anniversary.

She and Victor’s father, Dio (they’re Russian), were married overseas and emigrated to Australia in the 1950′s to escape Communism. As did all their friends.

At their 50th wedding anniversary celebration, in 1996, which was held in the intimate reception rooms of a lovely boutique hotel in Sydney, the MC introduced the happy couple, and then proceeded to, one by one, introduce the members of their original wedding party in 1946.

As each friend walked down the aisle, as they would have done in 1946, Victor whispered to me that only one member of their wedding party was missing. Still alive. Living in San Francisco and unable to attend due to his commitments as a professor at the University of California, San Francisco.

In the beginning, when she still lived in Sydney with Dio, Rita was quite bemused about her role in the creation of The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover.

But when her husband, Dio, died, we moved her to Ilford to live in her own house designed by Victor. It’s surrounded by tall Scribbly gums, and fronts a beautiful meadow that flows down to a big dam. She lives about 400 metres from our house on our property.

It’s called Meadow House, complete with name plaque on the front porch.

As a local resident who was also Victor’s mother, she became quite famous. Which startled her at first. As she had no idea of our standing in the local community.

Nor the impact The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover had on so many people.

As a large proportion of the local community irons on this cover, they knew the story of the cover and were eager to meet her.

It helped her make instant friends at an age when that might be difficult to do.

Needless to say, she adjusted quickly! And now basks in the reflected glory of her role in a successful product.

Beverley, thank you once again. Rita will be thrilled to read your comment.

Take care,


Meadow House. The shaded front porch faces north east and hosts many cups of tea in the morning.

Meadow House.  The shaded front porch that hosts many cups of tea in the morning.

Meadow House. The rear view that looks out to the meadow before it. The side porches host many afternoon teas for visitors.

Meadow House.  The rear view that looks out to the meadow before it.  The side porches host many afternoon teas for visitors.

3 BEVERLEY STOWE February 11, 2010 at 8:49 pm


How wonderfully exciting. I feel as though I have stepped into another realm, that of a fairytale, where there lives a dignified queen in a beautiful house on an enchanted meadow by the dam.

Her family love her so very much, they tender to her security and comfort; and her friendliness is so magnetic she attracts the best of friends to sip and sup with her within reaching distance of the filtered shade of the scribbly gums.

Congratulations to all concerned. This is a success story, all about love and care.

Rita’s birthday is on the same day that my Mother-in-law’s was. That is, 20 March. But my Mother-in-Law’s life began in 1913, (because she was 30 when my husband Terry was born in March 1943). Her name was Hette Clara, which did sound as though she was a ‘Hen’, so she had everyone call her Betty instead! She was married to a Victor Wilfred Stowe, from Chelmsford, England. Most of their married life was lived out in Campbell Street Leichhardt. So I can see a couple of apparent similarities here, can’t you ?

I can see a certain expression in Rita’s countenance that displays a feeling of self assured satisfaction and contentment. I’m not sure if it is directed to the photographer, the supporter in the background, or her fondness of Daisy Mae. But it is very positive and reassuring. Or maybe her expression is saying, ” this is me, and my family’s success, together with their love and care, has bestowed great blessings upon me”.

Look closer, and I see a beautifully crotchered rug. It is the same kind as the knee rugs made by our “Betty”. I have 4 we treasure, which she left behind. (they’re in my linnen press now and come out in the winter.)

Betty survived Victor by several years, and she passed on in 1996,( the same year of Rita’s and Dio’s 50th wedding anniversary). She was 83. A very sweet lady. Our son Shaun bought and still lives in their unit in Hornsby, out of sheer sentimentality.

Rita would have been married when I was only 3. And I have been ironing on the “Fitz Like a Glove” covers she helped to instigate, for the last 15 years.

I think we may have similar tastes in top quality music, (if her remarkable Opera going friend from Stanley Street is any indication). I was an Opera buff myself when I was blessed with such good company over a certain period in my life.
Rita, Anson Austen, whom I think sang opposite Dame Joan in her final performance, lives only a stone’s throw away from me.

OH YES, it can be so exciting when we take the time to look at life and relish the tapestries of our past.

And it can be so exciting to look ahead with hope for the future if it is enriched with quality friendship.

Thankyou Carol, for replying to my comment, and enlightening me so enthusiastically about such a wonderful lady, called Rita Pleshov.


4 Carol Jones February 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm


Rita will be very touched by your comment. Thank you very much. From her. And me.

Take care,


5 Jill Weeks February 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hi Carol,

Thanks so much for the ironing board cover! I had been delaying getting one (maybe something to do with ironing!).

I love the Buttercup colour. I was very impressed with the service, the parcel AND, of course, the contents.

I would suggest that anyone needing an ironing board cover, go straight to the Interface website and order one. They would make a great gift for friends and family too.


6 Carol Jones February 24, 2010 at 2:38 pm


Thank you so much for letting me know this.

Buttercup is so cheerful. Just like you!

I’m sure the cover will shorten the time it takes you to look superb for your next public speaking engagement or media appearance.

Once again, thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to leave a comment. Much appreciated.

Take care,


7 Roger & Betty April 20, 2010 at 10:40 am

Hello from the US! We have a perfectly good Polder ironing board that was made in West Germany (a classic!), and it looks like the day we bought it. Sadly, Polder no longer makes covers for it. The size is 12″ wide by 44″ long and it has a blunt nose. What do you suggest in terms of size?

Many thanks.

8 Carol Jones April 20, 2010 at 11:46 am

Roger & Betty,

How nice to hear from you.

Polder is a very sturdy board and worth hanging onto. Flimsy boards are now as big as issue as flimsy ironing board covers.

The standard Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover will fit your board. Your board is slightly larger than an Extra Small. All you’ll need to do when you put it on is adjust the length of the tension cord, which I’ll give you instructions with your order. It will take you about 10 seconds to do it.

I’m giving you the link back to The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover page so you can choose just the right colour for you from the colour palette. Simply scroll down the page until you see it.

From there, you can navigate to every other page, including the You Can Place Your Order Here page.

It’s always a pleasure to be able to help and I look forward to hearing from you again.

And thank you so much for visiting my website.

All the best,


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