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Dr. Who Mousepad

Dr. Who Mouse PadTwo weeks ago I covered a tutorial on how to make your own fabric mouse pad. This weekend I tried it out with some left over fabric from my Quilted Wallet.

This time around, however, I did add in the layer of foam between the shelf life and the fabric. I haven’t decided if the foam is an improvement yet. It certainly was a headache to include, since I couldn’t find anything thinner than 1″ upholstry foam. I took a scissors and hacked my poor foam piece in half, height-wise, to try to get the foam under a more manageable 1/2″. (The 1″ wouldn’t fit under my sewing foot.)

Either way, I love the fabric and am overall pretty pleased with how it turned out!

 
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Posted by on January 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Fabric Mouse pad: Tutorial Review

In addition to trying out my own sewing Quests, I frequently flit around the Internet trying to find fun, smaller projects I can do in my spare time when I need a break from more time-consuming endeavors.

This week I tried out the Fabric Scrap Mouse Pad Tutorial from How Joyful. Overall, I really recommend it.

TUTORIAL: Fabric Scrap Mouse Pad

SOURCE: How Joyful

DIFFICULTY: Easy


MousepadChanges: 

  • I coated my fabric 3 or 4 times with the Mod Podge
  • I used a fat quarter, instead of fabric scraps. (A fat quarter can be of any fabric type, but is cut differently from bolt fabric: usually 18″ x 22″. When ordering custom fabric, I like to buy a fat quarter first, as these are very cheap and allow you to test out the color, pattern size, and fabric quality before committing to a full yard.)

Recommendations:

  • I’m finding more and more that fat quarter fabric is a little thinner than I’d like, so I think in the future I will try using actual quilting-weighted cotton fabric.
  • The mouse pad was a little thin for me, so if possible I’d like to insert a thinner layer of upholstery foam in between the fabric and the shelf liner.

Viola! A custom-made mouse pad!

-Thwarted Needles

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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