Upgrade your tabletop ironing board!

I hope you are having a nice peaceful holiday season! I’ve been back at work since Boxing Day, but trying to get back into the swing of things, blog wise and all.

If you’re anything like me, an ironing board takes up too much real estate in a sewing room, so I have a little tabletop one set up right next to my machine. It’s a little Ikea one, with irregular sized covers, but it works out cheaper to just replace the whole thing than make a bespoke cover for it, plus they’re not PLUSH enough. Here’s what I did to mine recently.

I bought a new one, but I wanted it to last a little longer. I took off the cover and removed the heat proof batting. I took a large batting scrap, folded it in half and put the original batting on top as a guide. Then I used it to cut around, making a total of 3 pieces of batting, including the original.

Put it back under the fabric cover. Layer it so that the original batting is up against the fabric, then the two batting pieces. It’s a bit of a squeeze, but you can get that cover back on tightly!

So far this is doing great for me. I also bought a new iron because I broke my red one, it stopped getting hot. I borrowed the household one for a month or so (the one in the picture) but I am pleased to have my own back again!

I also have a Tula Pink scissors and rotary cutter review over on YouTube today, with instructions on how to change the blade. If you think this might be of interest, please check it out!

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