Today I wanted to share with you a little IKEA Hack I did. The iron board has been located on my cutting mat, which has annoyed me and taken up space and just made my workflow a bit harder. I came across a similar project on a sewing Facebook group, but that person has used wood and screws. This was something I did not have, but one of the comments recommended using zip ties. Which was genius because I definitely had handy!
What you need for this project:
- Råskog Cart from IKEA
- Jäll Iron Board from IKEA
- 3 Zip Ties
- Alternativ: quilting cotton, cotton batting, bias tape and string.
I started by taking the top tray of my cart and turning it upside down. When fasting it, make sure not to do so in the brackets in the side, but directly above. This is so that the top is straight.
I then went ahead and placed the base of the iron board to the top of my cart and secured it with zip ties. I was surprised with how secure it felt by just adding the first and the second, but added the third for extra security. The iron board has a small dip in the center, so when I added the zip ties, they did not stick up.
This is how is looked like when I added the old batting and cover. Not pretty, but very usable. So unless you want that little extra, its totally fine to stop the project here.
I felt like I had to keep going. The old batting felt really thin and worn. I got some cotton batting from my local sewing shop. I cut three new ones, using the old one as a base.
In my stash I had this quilting cotton which matched perfectly the cart in colour, so it was perfect. Again, using the old batting as a template, I added 2 cm seam allowance around it. Next time I will add 4 cm on the sides because it did not go quite all the way under my board. I added some bias tape around the sides, leaving an opening in the middle of the flat end. Then added some string attached it to the iron base and tightened.
My iron cart complete and I absolutely love it. I love the mobility of it! And it gives me a much better flow when working on sewing projects. Also, this project was completely free (minus the cotton batting, which I had to buy).
What do you think about this project? Is this something that would work in your sewing space?
Betty Cook says
Hi Trine, how has your ironing cart held up?
It is a great idea to flip the top tray.
I was wondering if the zip ties have broken or melted over time.
Thank you for posting your info and details about this!
Thank you so much. This was so easy and I love it. It also freed up some space in my sewing area. I saw another hack for this online that required 2 x4’s. Your ‘s did not cost me a penny!