My sewing room is super tiny, my house is super tiny and space is a premium.
I have had this old pink chair for so many years, it is worn dingy but I love it. It is a good chair for my sewing room.
Excuse the chair, there is a slipcover in it's very near future.
Because my room is so tiny, everything in it has to not only function but needs to have more than one use.
A chair just can't be a chair.
I just finished this pressing board.
The board was cut to fit the chair, resting over the arms and following the curve of the back of the chair.
It needed to be sturdy and stable since sometimes there are flying monkeys a cat and dog sewing along with me.
No one needs a hot iron tipping over when the UPS man arrives.
Anyone who has a dog knows what I am talking about.
But wait for it....
Turn the board over and it has a self healing cutting mat.
Multi-taking at it's finest and easy to slide off the chair and store alongside my sewing table.
This pressing cutting board gives a nice sized surface to work on.
And a little peak at the fabric book I am working on.
-cut a board to fit chair
-several layers of cotton batting, I think it was Warm & Natural
-covered the board with a canvas weight material
-stapled batting and canvas around the side the board
-trim batting and fabric
-self healing cutting mat cut to shape of board
-rubber cement to glue cutting mat to the board
-covered stapled edges with ribbon and trim