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Thread: new twist on making your own ironing board

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    new twist on making your own ironing board

    http://cottagemagpie.com/crafts-sewi...ace/#more-4075

    I love how she added the legs to this. Great idea.

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    ​It looks cute. I think I would have done the stapling before adding the legs myself and drilled holes right through the material and screwed the legs over the raw hole edges.

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    It's very cute. But I'm lazy. I just fold over an old towel a couple of times and iron on my cutting table. Works for me.

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    I made one like this except over the muslin, I covered it with the fabric made to iron on--shiny, silverly--dont' remember the name of it. It is available in most fabric shops. I used this same method to cover a wooden TV tray for traveling.

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    I made myself one and if I do a lot of ironing on the cutting table, the heat will finally get to the mat. I think the feet are a great idea! I'm going to add those to mine and hope that the space keeps the heat from the mat. Thanks!!
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    Thanks for sharing! Doesn't it need to breathe like a regular ironing board? A regular ironing board has lots of little holes. You could easily put little holes in the board.
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    i see why he put the legs on first . so if you want to change out the muslin piece. so you dont have to take the legs off each time to change the fabric..
    ​debra

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    My thoughts too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​It looks cute. I think I would have done the stapling before adding the legs myself and drilled holes right through the material and screwed the legs over the raw hole edges.
    Carol

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    I've added this to my favorites. I like how she did this. If anything would happen to the material all she has to do is recover and not remove the legs.. I still use my ironing board. If it starts to get in the way, I'll put one of these together. Thanks for the link.

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    I found a child's wooden ironing board, took what was left of the legs off, put nylon chair glides on the bottom and picture frame wire to hang it on the wall when not in use. works for me

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