Yesterday’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 doll’s dollhouse.
Please note that this ironing board can be a little unstable (due to its adjustable nature) without the use of Glue Dots to hold it to the floor of the dollhouse. 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.
On a side-note, have you signed up to win my handmade ninja costume yet? Here’s a link to the contest. Go sign up now!
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In case you haven’t heard, I’ve also designed commercial patterns for Lammily LLC. They have some new dolls in their line, including a new male doll, so you might want to visit the Lammily website to see what they’ve got going on.
I also have a series of tutorials for the beginning sewists on my YouTube channel. It includes video tutorials showing you how to do a basic straight stitch when sewing by hand, how to gather fabric, how to use the whipstitch to hem a garment, how to sew on snaps, and even how to design your own doll clothes patterns, just like I do!