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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.

Posted by EVEnl from Leidschenveen, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands • Published See EVEnl's 307 projects »
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  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 1
    Step 1

    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)

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 2
    Step 2

    <-- see picture

    Glue the legs together and then glue them on the bottom board

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 3
    Step 3

    now screw 4 screws in on the other side to secure the legs to the bottom of the ironing board.

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 4
    Step 4

    Put glue onto the legs and place the top board on top. Screw the other four screws in.

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 5
    Step 5

    <-- It should now look like this.

    Paint it or varnish it.

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 6
    Step 6

    COVER

    Use felt or molton for padding

    Pin your fabric and felt (or molton) together and lay the ironing board on top (top board facing down). measuring 4cm seam allowance trace around and cut out.

  • How to make an ironing board. Vintage Table Top Ironing Board - Step 7
    Step 7

    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.

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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
wooow this is cool and handy what a smart and great idea of yours, i love this.
i had seen an other little one but that was more a cushion board.
i like this one because you can slip things over on it.
handy.!!!
beautiful made too.!!! well done very neat.!!
(ik ben hier super blij mee, dank je wel voor het tonen en de goede werkbeschrijving.xxxx)
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Lilly
Lilly · 1 project
thaat is sooo smart!! i finally can carry around an ironing board and not knock things over!! haha lol
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