Monday, September 30, 2013

Mini Ironing Board

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. 
First things first, I needed some padding to go underneath the fabric. Wood is not a safe ironing surface right? So I took the ratty old cover off the previously mentioned awful ironing board and cut the foam to size. 
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. 

So happy I freed up some space and made something more convenient. You likey?
Sarah g