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!!!!