Have you ever had a vision for a particular project and couldn’t start until the fabric felt just perfect? I have been wanting to make my own mouse pad since I purchased a new computer last fall. Once I received my Blooming & Becoming pattern swatches and fabric samples in the mail, I knew I wanted to start creating projects. I was very excited with the outcome of my swatches. My first project was a small Easy Diy Zipper Pouch. This easy no sew DIY Fabric mouse pad uses a cork base with fabric overlaid on top.
- Fabric of your choosing – I used the cotton fabric, “Pink in Full Bloom” from my Blooming & Becoming Pattern Collection
- White fabric for underlay (so the cork does not show through the light fabric)
- Cork hot pot stand (purchased in a 2 pack from Dollarama)
- Mod Podge
- Sponge Brush
- Gather supplies as listed above. Have enough white fabric to hang over the edges of the cork by about 1/2 “
- Placing the cork on the wrong side of the white fabric, trace around the fabric with a fabric pencil.
- Cut 1/2″ larger than the pencil line. Then make 1/4″ apart snips all the way around the fabric.
- Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge
- Brush out the Mod Podge smooth over the surface.
6. Centre the fabric on the cork and smooth out starting from the middle working out any bubbles towards the edge. Apply Mod Podge to the edges of the cork and adhere down. Work some of the Mod Podge over top of this fabric edge as well.
7. Snip the excess fabric that extends farther than the side of the cork.
8. Cut out the top fabric the same as the white fabric. Snip the edge in 1/4″ sections.
9. Apply Mod Podge to the surface of the white fabric and adhere the floral fabric on top (making sure not to get any Mod Podge on the top of the floral fabric).
10. Adhere Mod Podge to the sides of the cork and trim the same as the white fabric.
This easy diy fabric mouse pad looks so pretty in my studio office. I love the subtle polka dots as a backdrop to the petite peonies.
As you can see, I made a matching DIY Wrist Rest from the same fabric.
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