Sunday, 2 April 2017
DIY Cutting Ironing Board
Today I thought I would share a quick DIY project with you - I made my own cutting mat with an ironing surface on the back and I love it!
Its a large board to get a decent size area for cutting fabric on with a rotary cutter, so I found a cardboard box, opened it out and cut it slightly smaller than the board. I used some fabric glue spray to adhere two layers of fusible fleece and a layer of fusible thermal foam.
I then covered this with some gorgeous fabric from the Indian Garden range of prints - I have a little stash of this, and its the first time I have been brave enough to cut into it! LOL! The photos don't really do the fabric justice as it really is a beautiful purple with turquoise and some bright pink which I thought went well with the pink of the cutting board.
I used some glue gel to attach the fabric covered board to the mat (I attached it to the cm side as I like to used inches) and left it for a few hours to dry.
Then hey presto, your own cutting mat with an ironing surface!
Fabric - Big Paisley on Purple from the Indian Garden range
Adhesive - Crafters Companion Stick & Stay for fabric, Pinflair glue gel
Interfacing / Wadding - Pellon fusible fleece, Threaders thermal fusible fleece
Cutting mat - Siesta 23.5" x 17.5" (markings are 23" x 17")