It is no secret that I hate to iron! If a piece of clothing is going to need to be ironed, I just won’t purchase it! Being able to toss something in the dryer for a quick spin and have it look ok is a must! I have a full size ironing board, but it’s cumbersome and almost never gets used. This project was perfect for the Craft shack, where I do most of my ironing on projects. There are just times when you can’t avoid ironing out a seam or two while completing that sewing project. and this board stores easily and sits nicely on top of the table or counter and is perfect for those little ironing jobs!
What you’ll need:
-A board, I used a scrap piece of plywood.
(It doesn’t have to be fancy, my board is in pretty rough shape, actually and the size is up to you!)
-Fabric (enough to cover your board of choice)
-Quilt batting, just a slightly smaller piece than your fabric. (I doubled up so it was a little thicker)
– 4 drawer knobs. I used wooden ones I found at Lowes. They were very inexpensive!
-Drill or screwdriver. I’m not sure I would have been able to get the screws through the wood without the drill.
-Staple gun (not pictured because I forgot it!)
First you will be adding the knobs which will serve as the feet of the board. I wanted to get them all
in about the same spot in each corner, so I punched a hole in a piece of paper to use as a guide, and marked the board. (See how rough and ugly my board is? Good thing I’m going to cover it up!)
After putting the screws in each of the four corners, I could put the knobs on!
Next I laid out my fabric. I folded it in half so it was thicker, not necessary, just put the print side down if you only want it 1 layer thick.
Then I laid the slightly smaller batting on the fabric, and the board, feet up, on that.
(Such an ugly board!)
Pull the fabric tight up over the edge of the board, and staple in place!
I use a lot of staples, just so it’s nice and tight, fewer wrinkles in the finished product!
Fold the corners up, and continue all the way around the board!
Flip it over, and you have your perfect table top ironing board!
Doesn’t even matter anymore that it was an ugly board!