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A New Ironing Board

When I'm working on my handbags I need to use an iron constantly. Almost every step of the process involves stopping to press. I might actually be ironing more than sewing when producing a handbag. So this leads me to my next topic.....a good ironing board. The one I am presently using is a bit old and shaky. I've replaced its cover countless times. So I'm in search of a new one. Quite exciting! lol Actually, I am looking forward to a new professional model. My requirements are that it has a large surface area, sturdy structure and a stable iron rest. I would also like the tip to be narrow so I can easily press out hard to reach areas in my handbags. That might be too much to ask for so I will need to get a seperate "sleeve board" for that purpose. In any case, the hunt is on. If any one has a good recommendation I would really appreciate it. The Rowenta model posted below is one that I am considering. The "Iron Man" ironing board posted below is a unique design!





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To create the flap I cut out squares of Harris Tweed wool and interface each piece. Then I play around arranging the different colors and patterns. That's the most fun part. When I am satisfied with the result I begin to sew them together. And that is how the patchwork flap evolves.
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend ahead. Enjoy!

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Vegan faux leather adorned with embroidered appliques.