Friday, July 9, 2010

Making a small ironing pad.

Got tired of dragging my ironing board out for a small ironing job. So I went online and saw some great ironing pads, complete with magnets, to place on your washer/dryer. That would be convenient, but I could make one myself and save shipping fees. Even better, I could just use an oversized potholder that my sis sent me years ago. I never wanted to get it dirty, so I just used it as a decoration. Well, I over used it as an ironing pad and had to replace the backing, the silver fabric. Went to Hancock fabric and asked for some silver ironing board fabric and bought half a yard. Price was $8.99 a yd.
Step one: place potholder on fabric and outline with a pencil.
Step two: place the cut out fabric on a used dryer sheet.
Step three: sew around the oval (leaving a small opening to turn) and trim excess dryer sheet.
Step four: Turn right side out and attach to the back of potholder (just place over the worn out original silver fabic) with a zig-zag stitch.

I hang it by it's loop (with a clothespin) to the shelf above my craft table.


Like my little iron? It's a vintage Dominion folding, travel iron. Love it for small jobs.

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