How to Make DIY Ironing Boards in Any Size

How to Make DIY Ironing Boards in Any Size | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credit: Lori Holt via YouTube


If you don’t own an ironing board and are considering buying one, then try watching this video tutorial by Lori Holt on YouTube first, and you’ll surely change your mind. Store-bought ironing boards are easy to find and pretty well-built, but where’s the fun in that? This project idea will show you how to easily make a personalized ironing board of your own using your preferred fabric and you can make it at any size, too! Try it out now and see for yourself, you’ll love it for sure!



  • ½-inch plywood
  • A printed fabric of your choice
  • Ironing board fabric
  • Batting fabric
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and a cutting mat
  • Staple gun
  • 3/8 staples
  • Wooden legs, optional
  • Stain or paint, optional


Step 1

Cut the board to the same size as your cutting mat and cut the corners at an angle, then lay the fabric on a surface with its right side down, place the board at the top, and cut the fabric around with about 3 to 4 inches seam allowance all around the board. Remove the board, then lay the ironing board fabric on top of the printed fabric with its right side down as well making sure that it is cut to the same size as the board, and top the fabric with the batting fabric which is also at the same size as the board.

Easy to Make Ironing Board in Any Size
Image credit: Lori Holt via YouTube


Step 2

Once the fabrics are all layered up nicely, place the board at the top making sure that it’s at the center, then bring the edges near the corner together, and fold down the bunch that gathers flatly as shown in the video. Staple the fabric at the corner securely, then proceed to fold down and staple the edges as well, and proceed with the same steps until all sides of the fabric are secured to the board. You can also add some wooden legs underneath the ironing board and paint them or leave them as is.

Easy DIY Ironing Board Tutorial
Image credit: Lori Holt via YouTube


*All these images are credited to Lori Holt via YouTube. Give her channel a visit and subscribe for more!

How to Make DIY Ironing Boards in Any Size

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