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Making Your Own Ironing Board--Did you use canvas or silver ironing fabric?

Making Your Own Ironing Board--Did you use canvas or silver ironing fabric?

Old 07-18-2013, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
Thin plywood 38" x 28".
Covered with plastic garbage bag - one layer.
One layer Warm and Natural batting.
One layer silver ironing board fabric.
I agree with Jan, I also covered the top of wooden fold up table.That is so useful in my very small sewing room,these table can be obtained very cheaply and are the perfect height when sitting at your sewing table and machine. Letty x
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:51 AM
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I read on a thread here a while ago that someone used a canvas drop cloth, like you use when you paint and available at home improvement stores, to cover an ironing board and it worked well. I thought I would give that a try when I need to recover.
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Old 08-05-2013, 04:56 PM
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I made mine. Covered it with heavy black trash bag first, then one layer of warm/white...then one layer 100% cotton canvas stapled really tight. I then spritzed water on the can as and let it dry. It is a wonderful board. No stretching. I made some smaller ones also for travel sewing and friends. The first one had more stuffing and it does not wok as well. I need to redo this.
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Old 08-05-2013, 05:58 PM
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I'm going to be making a new ironing table soon. I bought some cotton twill to make the cover. I'm sure it'll be ugly and brown before too long but until then, it'll be pretty. I got this: https://www.fabric.com/buy/uk-729/pr...cha-girly-blue
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:21 PM
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I bought a cabinet base at Lowe's and covered my plywood piece with batting and an old sheet. When It gets dirty I take it off and throw it in the wash. I was wanting to put the canvas on but I worry about washing it..I guess I could shrink it first. But the sheet has been so easy...
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Old 08-08-2013, 12:17 PM
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I put a tutorial for a TV tray ironing board under the tutorial section. You can use the directions to cover your piece of wood. I am thinking about the TV tray to go next to my sewing machine. Cool idea.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:54 AM
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i use cheep aluminum foil get it at dollar store. layer bottom and then a layer of flannel and then a layer of muslin . and tack it all down at the back and have a nice ironing board . 38 x 38
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