I probably should not admit that I have not be treating my beloved Madison Trestle desk from Target with the utmost love and care – I have been using a towel on it as my ironing board.
After reading through a variety of craft books at work about making your own household items like pot holders and tabletop ironing boards, I decided I needed to make mine.
At the fabric store, I explained what I wanted to make and the clerk point me to the Teflon (which I would have never found) and Insul-Brite, which I was aware of because I considered making my own lunchbag.
I bought 1/2 yard of Insul-Brite and sandwiched it between Teflon (1 yard). Using this measurements of this sandwich, I cut my cotton fabric and sewed three sides. Then, slipped in the Teflon/Insul-Brite sandwich, turned down the fabric and sewed the last side with the ribbon hanging out. When it is not in use, I tie it up and toss it in my fabric stash.
I showed this project to my mom and she’s requested one so she can iron on her laundry counter rather than haul out her ironing board.
I love solving my own needs with a few supplies and a couple spins on the sewing machine!