Sunday, December 02, 2012

TV Tray Ironing Board Tutorial

These TV tray Ironing Boards are very handy to have next to your sewing machine. Very easy to make too.

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SUPPLIES:

Cotton Fabric (Enough to cover TV tray top + 2-3” extra around the edges)

Cotton Batting x 2 (Enough to cover TV tray top + 1-2” extra around the edges)

Flannel (Enough to cover TV tray top + 1-2” extra around the edges)

Staple Gun/Staples

TV tray (I always find these at Goodwill and Thrift Shops)

 

Step 1: Cutting Fabric

I used 2 layers of cotton batting, 1 layer of flannel then the top layer is my cotton fabric with flower design (You can find the fabric I used here on Etsy). However you can use any extra fabric/batting you have for the padding, just layer until it feels thick enough. Great way to use up extras.

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I didn’t measure the fabric, just laid the TV tray down and trimmed around making sure to leave enough padding to fold over the edge and staple. I made the outer fabric a bit larger than the rest so I could double fold and staple the unfinished edges, to keep them from fraying.

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Step 2: Staple

Begin by pulling the middle of one side over the edge, staple. Then pull the opposite side taunt and staple the middle of it. Do this for all 4 sides, afterwards you can staple down the sides working from the middle to the corner. I had to hammer my staples in since the wood was so hard that the staple gun wouldn’t punch all the way through.

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For the corner, pull the center of it up and staple. Then fold up and staple the other two edges of the corner.

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Finished! I love 20 minute projects…..

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