I don't know anybody who gets excited about an ironing board except for sewers and quilters.
My old rickety ironing board final gave up. The wood finally broke and is no longer straight. It was time for a new one.
|Old ironing board|
|Smooth MDF Board|
Pick a fabric that you like, this one has been sitting for at least 7 years in the closet.
|Fabric for ironing board|
The youTube video said to use towels, but we opted for felt. Make sure the felt does not say "Flammable". If it does, find some other type of felt. The one we bought was called "Premium Felt", whatever that means.
Next sew your felt and fabric to the size of your board on three sides, make sure that you give enough give and add in seam allowances so that you can put the board through. It's like making a pillow case. Note that your fabric might not be enough for the board, so you may have to add additional pieces to make the fabric wider or longer. Just press open the seams where there are seams.
In an hour and a half, I made myself two ironing boards. One is for the actual ironing station, and the other is where I put my iron on when I am not using.
The nice thing about this is that you can make it any size you want, instead of buying something that kind of suit your needs. And also, this board is a square board, which allows you to maximize the ironing area.
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