Every Sunday afternoon (almost without fail) my aunt pours herself a glass of wine, cues up a movie and sets up her ironing board in her living room and sets in for a few hours of ironing… HER SHEETS! The first time she told me about this routine of hers I wondered why on earth anyone would waste their precious time ironing their sheets! I have a rule that I won’t buy any clothing that requires ironing, THAT’S how much I hate ironing. But here my aunt was opting to spend her time ironing something that no one would even see (aside from her).
Then she explained that the reason why she does it is because slipping into freshly ironed sheets makes her feel luxurious and who wouldn’t want to go to bed Sunday night with Monday morning looming in the near future while feeling luxurious? Even though I finally understand her whole “sheet-ironing-obsession” I don’t see myself adding her habit to my repertoire anytime soon.
However as a crafty sewer I do have the need to iron for projects. I’ve been using a mini ironing board I picked up at a garage sale several years ago. The cover was stained by burns and it was looking beyond shabby. So… I created a brand new cover for it! This project took under an hour and is perfect for beginning sewers. If you’d like a bit of cushion between the board and what you’re ironing you can also add a thin piece of quilting batting under the cover.
For the full tutorial head of the Bernina’s We All Sew blog here.