No Sew Fabric Mousepad { Tutorial }

October 03, 2011


This is one of those "just because" projects.

Just because I wanted a little something pretty to look at while writing all those essays.



You will need:
An old mousepad or some corkboard
Pretty fabric
Scissors
Mod Podge (decopauge glue)


I started with one of those boring freebie mousepads with a plastic film top.


And I just tore the top right off.


Step One:
Trace your mousepad (or corkboard-- of any shape! be creative!) onto the fabric.


Step Two:

Cover the lines with a layer of Mod Podge. This is a nifty trick I learned from Mod Podge Rocks-- if you put glue on the fabric edges before cutting, they won't fray.

Just be smarter than me and lift the fabric up occasionally as it dries. It's very hard to unstick it from a table.


 Step Three:

Coat the fabric and the mouse pad with mod podge. Glue them together (avoiding bubbles) and trim any bits of fabric that hang over the edges.


TA DA! Talk about simple. :)

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Thats simply awesome.. Have you tried decoupage?? Do you have a tutorial that you can share with me?? I'd love to try it.. :-)

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  2. oh lovely...what do i use in place of Mod Podge? we dont get it here :(

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  3. SO pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-7.html

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  4. What a great idea. I love it!
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  5. That's amazing. You gotta love pretty things that are a piece of cake to make! :)

    ~ Victoria (http://raindropsandmoonlight.blogspot.com)

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  6. So great and simple!

    I'll have to do this and share your link on my new blog www.craftgeekjj.blogspot.com
    :)

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  7. That is such an awesome gift idea! Please stop by and link up with our Crafty Christmas Gifts http://raisingoranges.blogspot.com/2011/12/crafty-christmas-link-up-party.html

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  8. Love this mouse pad!! I linked you up to my blog so my readers can find you!!! http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

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  9. That turned out so well - quick and easy too! Spray adhesive is something else that works very well since it applies thinly and evenly so there won't be blobs and bubbles, and iron on materials work well for cork-backed pads too.

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