Nov 20, 2011

Pressing Board Tutorial

This is what I have been pressing on. It's SOOO bad! The cover is falling apart and it's all yucky from the iron so when I was out I saw a pressing board that you can buy but it was white and boring so I thought, Hey I can make one of those and here is how I did it...
 I called my mom and asked if she had any spare plywood type wood lying around before I went out and bought some. Luckily she had this, it's kind like sauder material. It's plywood with some sort of fake wood side. If I would have gone to Lowe's and bought stuff I would have purchased a hardwood type plywood. I then had my Hubby cut it down to the size I needed. I couldn't tell you the size cause this happen to almost fit in my window area with a little over hang so I had him take of 3 inches so it wouldn't bump again my chair
 I think took batting and laid it out. One I just happened to use polyester cause it was in a box of stuff I was using for H's American girl doll quilts whenever she wanted a new one. Two I didn't really want to use my cotton batting when all I was going to be doing was stapling it to wood. Feel free to use whatever you have on hand. I put it on in three layers just for and extra measure.
 I then started to bring it around and staple the ends down. I would do one side and then flip it to the opposite side and make it taut and then staple again until I had all the sides done and I then stapled the corners.
 Here it is with all the batting stapled down. I had some extra home decor weight fabric leftover from making the laundry room curtains a few years ago so I used that. I laid the fabric out pretty side down and then laid the board on top with the batting side face down. I then stated stapling then sides and when it came to the corners I stapled them at an angle. (i forgot to take pictures of this part)
 Here it is all pretty and not gross like my mini ironing board. I imagine by the time I get up tomorrow all my hard work will be covered in cat hair since the cat seems to favor this window. Oh well, That's what those sticky roller papers are for.
 I'm using it before said cat gets it all haired up. More on the partial block later this week.
Until then I hope you had a great weekend. The hubster and I just kind lounged around, while H got to spend the weekend with Grammy. I got caught up on my google reader and he played Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3. I even gave it a go, not a fan, I gave up and then came upstairs to do a little sewing. So much for me and video games

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