Tuesday’s post offered the pattern mentioned in this tutorial, and now, here’s the tutorial itself, showing you how to build a cute little adjustable ironing board for your dolly dioramas.
Please note that this ironing board is meant for dioramas, not for kids’ toys. That’s because it’s pretty unstable (due to its adjustable nature) without the use of Glue Dots to hold it to the floor of the diorama. But as you can see, with the Glue Dots holding it in place, it was sturdy enough for me to do some stop-motion filming with a heavy-duty, cast iron flatiron.
I’ll admit this tutorial is a little complicated. It’s not for the faint of heart. But once I got mine built, I fell in love with it! I may make a couple of different ironing board covers for it, so it really becomes a fashion statement in every diorama in which it appears.
Incidentally, I’m in the process of building an OOAK remodeled sewing room for my dolls, from which I can “broadcast” my videos. As I finish each piece of the sewing room, I’ll post a little tutorial showing how I created each of the various furniture items. But that’s for down the road.
Meanwhile, please enjoy this tutorial. If you missed Tuesday’s post, all my free patterns, including the one for the ironing board, can be found on this page, which is titled, “Doll Clothes Patterns” (see top menu).
Need help printing my patterns? This link will take you to a tutorial showing you how to download my free, printable patterns.
If you’re wondering why I make patterns and tutorials without charging a fee, please visit the “Chelly’s Books” page, and that should explain my general motivations. Overall, I love to sew, design doll clothes, and embroider, and I think it’s important to share my talents with the world, so others can learn to do what I do.