Sunday, August 16, 2009

I Used my Sewing Machine Today




This is my new dresser.

I had a thought about making the liner for the drawers using fabric. I already had the upholstery fabric and did not want to spend much more money or lots of time in this project. I read about taking cardboard and covering it with the fabric. I did not have any cardboard and thought it would be nearly impossible to come up with the right size and free. Cutting all the cardboard would have taken a long time.

So.....the light bulb turned on during my visit to the Dollar Tree.


One roll of Non Slip shelf liner was enough for two drawers. Cut the liner to the length of your drawer. The shelf liner was not wide enough to cover the width of the drawer.

Cut your fabric the length and width of the drawer plus 1 inch for seam allowance.






I had some Stitch Witchery and I used it to hem the long end of the fabric. I'm not really sure this saves a lot of time. Turn 1/2 inch and sandwich the stitch witchery in between. Iron on wool setting for 10 seconds.

Turn 1/2 inch and sandwich the stitch witchery in between. Iron on wool setting for 10 seconds.

Put the non slip shelf liner on the wrong side of the fabric. Turn 1/2 inch of the short end of the fabric and make sure the shelf liner is sandwiched in between.
Use the Zig Zag stitch of your sewing machine and stitch the short edge of the fabric. There is no need to stitch the long edge of the shelf liner to the fabric.

Here it is the fabric drawer liner with a non slip surface.

It worked, the liner stays put on the bottom of the drawer.
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