{ironing station}

Our current laundry area is divided into 3 areas of the house. At the moment we have the washing machine in the upstairs bathroom (because thats currently where the water inlet is), I have ironing and dry hanging space temporarily in the guest bedroom next door to the bathroom & the dryer is down in the basement. Now hopefully during the course of early 2013, all of this will be consolidated into a sparkly new {DEDICATED} laundry area down in the basement only.

I started thinking what this means for me & my sewing & the fact that I cannot sew without pressing!! hmm..lugging the ironing board & big iron upstairs every time I need to sew & back down when Im finished …or walking up & down 2 levels to press every 5 minutes….No, that wont work because I have to pass the kitchen which means stopping for a tea & a chat & a quick look at the news and, and, and oh look…10pm!!

So instead, I decided to purchase the mini table top ironing board available from Ikea for โ‚ฌ3,99 and paired it with the lovely Prym Mini Steam Iron.


The mini ironing board stands 12cm off whatever surface you place it on with dimensions of 73cm long x 32cm wide (29in x13in). The cover is 100% cotton & easily removable for washing..Bonus! The legs fold under the board & it has a hook on the broader end for easy storage/hanging inside a wardrobe or behind a door. Magic!


The mini steam iron is by Prym and I purchased mine here. It was delivered within a few days and I started using it immediately. The iron is mini and it does not pack as much of a punch as my big regular sized iron does but it works for the sewing room & until I find an alternative solution, this one will be fine. This iron is also the perfect size for travel and comes with its own little water-filler marked with the exact amount of water you require to fill.


The base plate has 4 steam holes towards the top of the plate (see image below) and 3 guidance settings for low / medium / high heat of which you are able to set in-between these settings as well.


Both the iron & the water-filler fit into a simple square drawstring bag for easy storage & travel.

The only aspect of the iron I dislike is the placement of the power cable…annoying does not even begin to describe it. Firstly, the cable is placed to low down on the base of the unit & therefore drags on the ironing board (for lack of a better way to describe it). I use a simple elastic band over the cord & around the handle to keep the cord UP and out of the way. Secondly, why oh why would they design a mini iron with a great big, regular sized, heavy plug???!

So, now that I have my mini ironing station sorted, I have no excuses for not finishing the Vogue 8601 that I have been procrastinating on for weeks! Review to follow soon…i hope :-0

Shout if you have any questions & thanks for stopping by x


2 thoughts on “{ironing station}

    1. Hi Pella – the mini irons dims are 13,5cm long (5in), 8,5cm wide (almost 3in) and stands 8,5cm high (3in). the handle part with the buttons & dial fits snug into the palm of your hand. I should have taken a pic of it next to my regular sized iron..perhaps i will still add a pic like this! thanks for the question & thanks for stopping by.

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