My crafting space is fairly small and leaving my ironing board out when I’m working on a project takes up a lot of space. Most of the time I don’t need a large pressing surface, so I made myself a little pressing table out of a wooden folding tray.
This was so easy to make! I keep it next to my sewing machine and I can just swivel my chair to press a seam and go right back to sewing.
I had an extra tray from a set we don’t use, but you can find these at Goodwill for a couple dollars. The only other supplies you’ll need are some cotton batting, a piece of fabric a few inches larger than the top of the tray and a staple gun.
Set the tray upside down on top of the batting and trace around the table top. Cut three layers of batting.
Lay your fabric on the floor right side down. Center the batting on top, and set the tray on top of the batting.
Starting on one long side, pull the edge of the fabric up to cover the tray, fold the raw edge under and staple it in place. Repeat for the other long side, then the two short sides.
That’s it! It took me less than 15 minutes to make and I use it all the time. Now there’s no excuse for not pressing seams as I go.:o)