Saturday, May 30, 2015


I have wanted one of these pressing boards FOREVER!  For the past four years I have been using the fold up ironing board that J had in college...and even that takes up too much room on my table!  However, I really didn't want to spend any money on the supplies to make a smaller version. 

Today J was helping us purge through some things in the garage.  We came across an old shelf that was headed to the trash pile.  I asked J if he would cut off a portion of the shelf, which he was more than happy to do.  I used a scrap piece of Warm and Natural directly on top of the board and topped that with a scrap piece of InsulBright.  Since we don't own a staple gun (and I'm not about to buy one, LOL) I used duct tape on the back of the board to hold the batting and InsulBright taut.  Then I found a bright piece of fabric, wrapped it all around and duct taped it in place.  I think MAYBE if I am very careful with pulling off the tape on the fabric, I MAY be able to wash this cute little button cover if it gets dirty.  If I can't salvage it to wash and replace...I'll just wrap it with a different piece of fabric and once again hold it in place with duct tape!  Between MacGyver and J...I've learned to love the stuff!!!


  1. Grrrrreat job!! Creative & thrifty! & sooo Pretty!

  2. Thank you, Lori! Sometimes you just have to "dig in" and do it! I can't wait to press my first seams!

  3. You only need two things in your toolbox: If it doesn't move but should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use Duct Tape! Great solution on the fly and on the cheap! Enjoy your new pressing board!

    1. Thank you! I love your "toolbox" description! I really do believe necessity is the mother of invention. I have learned more by "making do" than I ever would have learned by going to the store and spending our hard earned cash! I can't wait to press my first seams!

  4. Nice job!! That will sure take up less room in your sewing area.

    God bless.