As I was running back and forth between my craft room/office and my bedroom (where my ironing board is located) a million times, I thought “boy wouldn’t it be nice if there was room in my craft room/office for the ironing board. I wouldn’t have to keep getting up from my sewing machine and running across the hall every few minutes to do a few seconds of pressing during the sewing process. But there is no room in here for a full size ironing board. BUT there is room for a small DIY IRONING TABLE!
Anyone who sews could probably use one of these in their sewing space!
Here is how to make a small DIY ironing table:
Step One – Find a folding table/TV tray
Maybe there are some in your basement too ; ) If not, keep an eye out for one at yard sales and flea markets.
Step Two – Cut two layers of cotton batting and one layer of cotton fabric for cover slightly larger than table top
Step Three – On floor layer cover fabric, batting layers, and then upside down table. Staple fabric and batting layers to underside of table top
I used my narrow crown stapler from RYOBI to attach the fabric and batting layers to the table top.
It is soooo convenient to have a pressing station right next to the sewing machine cabinet! I wish I had thought of this years ago!!!!
This is genius! I love the idea. I don’t iron, but if I did, I like this idea much better that a bulky ironing board! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty !
Isadora Guidoni says
Really liked the step-by-step photos! This ironing table is smaller than I’m used to, but that can actually come in pretty handy, gonna give a try to this project soon. =)
Isadora Guidoni says
Love your porch and love the ideas! Will definitely make use of them!
Kelly Mahan says
Great diy idea!! I love it, so simple and easy to make and at the same time so useful to have at home! Couldn’t ask for more, thanks!
Karren Haller says
This is a cool idea, I had my son build one with a board so its portable, but this is nifty!!
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Have a great weekend!
This is genius! I’ve been using an ironing pad on the table I sew on, but it takes up space and I’m terrified of burning myself or starting a because I threw something next to me and didn’t realize. I think this will be my next DIY project. THANKS! via Our Mini Linky Party
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I need to make a small ironing table like this. This would be handy. Pinned & sharing. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party @DearCreatives See you again soon.
Miguel Cardona says
Nice practical ideas..Ive never really liked ironing. Its one of those important but mundane daily tasks of life..
Anthony Castillo says
Great. This is a lovely piece of work. Keep sharing.
Best Embroidery Machine says
Very helpful ideas, thanks so much for sharing. Really wanted to give it a try. thanks again.
Juliann M Adams says
Oh my goodness — I have the same ugly tables and was about to pitch them!! Thank you for the great idea. I am going to make one ASAP!!