I finally made my pressing board today. It was super easy to do and I spent less than $20 on it. Highly recommend trying this if you need something firmer than a regular ironing board and don’t have the space/money for a store bought pressing board.
TV tray (Target $9)
THIN cotton batting (Hancock Fabric $4)
100% cotton canvas (Hancock Fabric $4)
Spray bottle w/ water
Step 1. Get a sturdy Tv Tray
Step 2. Cover the tray with double layer of batting
Step 3. Flip the tray over onto a sturdy surface (I used my dining table)
Step 4. Staple down one side of the batting
Step 5. Continue stapling until side 1 is secure
Step 6. Pull batting taut and trim the fat off of the other side and secure down; continue with last 2 sides.
Step 7. (Securing corners) tuck one side of the corner in and staple it down.
Step 8. Fold other side of corner down and secure.
Step 9. Add an extra staple to hold the entire corner together.
Step 10. Flip table back over.
Step 11. Lay canvas on table and trim off any obvious extra fat.
Step 12. Flip table over and begin stapling down sides.
Step 13. Continue stapling the same way you did with the batting finishing the corners the same way.
Step 14. Fill a spray bottle with water
Step 15. Spray top of table till decently damp.
Step 16. Flip table over and spray the bottom side on the canvas.
Step 17. All done!! Let the pressing board dry before using. As the canvas dries, it will shrink a little creating a nice tight layer on your board.
I hope this helps somebody else the same way it did me!
Until next time –