I am new to sewing. In fact, 6 weeks new. When I took my first lesson, my teacher commented that the iron would be a very important step. Huh? It didn't cross my mind that I would have to iron. It makes perfect sense, but I don't have a lot of experience with one. So, I found this portable ironing board on Martha. Find it Here. I whipped this up in just a few minutes.
All you need is a tray table, fabric, Cotton batting, and a staple gun.
It is important to use cotton batting, synthetic will melt with the heat of the iron
Martha sewed a cover, I just stapled mine on, later I will sew one up. Happy Stapling!