Perfectly functional and perfectly pretty.
NOTE: All measurements are in cm
I needed a table top ironing board because it is a practical thing to have in my room... I hate having to walk to the ironing board every time I need to iron a pattern piece. Buying one ment I had to go to thrift shops and have a bit of luck. The store I work at we used to sell them but now we only sell sleeve boards but I think them to small. I decided to make one out of wood but I do have to give my little brother some credit since he helped me put the screws in.
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It's easier to have a hand held sawing machine but I did this with a regular hand saw, it does mean you have to sandpaper the edges you have sawn more than you would when you were using a machine.
A: Ironing board top (50x25x2)
B: Ironing board bottom which can be used as a sleeve board. (40x15)
C: Wooden block (leg)(10x5x15)
D: Wooden block (leg)(10x5x7,5)
Sew the felt and your fabric together.
Take your bias tape and sew it onto the edge of your fabric.
Using a safety pin pull some elastic cord through the casing. Put the cover onto the board and adjust the elastic by pulling it a bit around the corners so it will stay in place whilst ironing. Sew ends of the elastic cords together and snip the excess elastic.
Optional: if you want to make a sleeve board and use both top and bottom board for ironing make sure one end of the board is round and a regular sized sleeve fits around it. Repeat the latter and this step to make a cover.