Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I had to borrow an ironing board from my husband's daughter, Stacy. It never ceases to amaze me what people consider to be an ironing board. A piece of iron, a 1/4 inch piece of foam, and cloth. I tried to iron a blouse on it and it was awful.
So, even though I knew I would not have it for long, I took it upon myself to take it apart and make it better.
I removed the cover and the foam. I bought a package of batting and put four layers of it over the board and cut the sides to cover just over the sides.
Then I struggled to get the cover on and tighten it to get it just right.
It came out surprisingly great. I can iron anything now. You can see that the edges are nicely rounded and completely padded so that anything I iron will not have the impression of metal.
This was the original pad. Sad.
To anyone serious about ironing, not only a seamstress, without the proper ironing board, you just cannot get the right press. I have been ironing since I was a little girl. I have never known anything but a well padded board. What are your boards like?