I made this cute little iron tote for carrying my Rowenta mini iron to sewing classes. It opens up to become an ironing pad and will store your hot iron. Of course I let my iron cool somewhat before storing it in the tote, just to be safe.
I used the Sisters' Common Thread pattern "Caddy Pad Jr." which had easy to follow instructions and the Heat-Resistant lining was included in the pattern. I added two layers of Insul-Brite batting between the lining and outer fabric. Another fun and easy project.