I have a very small craft room, and a gigantor ironing board. And seriously, this thing is heavy. I think it was our grandmas? No doubt it's sturdy but extremely impractical. Especially because I am mostly ironing fabric squares or small things.
So when I saw this in Pinterest, I knew I had to make it. I got two black TV trays for $15 at an online yardsale. Idk why I got both but she wanted to get rid of both so y not. I'll find a use for the other one. So here it is. In all it's scratched, used, glory just waiting to be repurposed.
Dirty and old but it will work perfect for what I need. And seriously this thing would have been garbage other wise trust me.
Next, I picked my fabric and cut it to size. I used a light upholstery type fabric because is a bit more heavy duty but I'm sure anything will work.
I then folded over the edges and sewed an edging big enough to put some string through. You can opt for elastic but I didn't want to mess with it. Plus I didn't have any at home, and was anxious to finish it tonight. So, some sturdy twine was fine with me.
Thread your string/elastic through the edge and tie tight in your table and wah lah! A foldable, hide able, functional mini ironing board. Perfect for a small apartment, town home, or mini craft room like mine.