How to Make Fabric Drawer Liners

I love lining my drawers with pretty paper or drawer liners.  Most drawer liners and paper for that matter come no bigger than 12”. Well if you have drawers deeper than 12” you end up having to piece it together and you have a seam.  No big thing…after all it is a drawer with stuff in it.  However if you use fabric you are not limited to 12”.

Grab some fabric Mod Podge and your favorite fabric and you are in drawer lining business!

IMG_0112 1.  I put wax paper under the fabric to protect the surface.  Then II spread a coat of fabric Mod Podge over my fabric with a foam brush and let it dry.  This helps it from fraying.  After it is dry you can then cut it just like it is paper with no strings attached.  PUN TOTALLY INTENDED!

IMG_0113 2.  Cut your fabric to the size of your drawer. Then coat the drawer with regular Mod Podge (gloss or matte) and put the fabric in place.  Press it in place getting out all the bubbles and then put a layer over the top to seal it in place.IMG_0127

When it is all dry you have beautifully lined drawers that also happen to coordinate with the rest of the room. 

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Comments

  1. I so love this idea and am going out to get fabric to do all my b/room drawers!
    Thanks for the idea!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

  2. gail@myrepurposedlife.net says:

    cool! so you only need the fabric mod podge to keep the fabric from fraying? Then regular mod podge for everything else?
    I wonder what would happen if you did NOT use fabric mod podge?
    thanks for sharing!
    gail

  3. Madigan at madiganmade says:

    This is a fabulous idea. Looks adorable. I did not realize there was a Mod Podge for fabric. ~~thinking about other things I do with it.~~

  4. wow…how stinkin genius is that! I love it, ty for the idea!

  5. Little Lizard King says:

    I absolutely love this! It's genius. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Restyled Vintage says:

    I love it, and have actually thought of doing that before but haven't got around to it yet…but I will now, you have inspired me!
    xx Karen

  7. Very cool. Wish I had known about this a month ago when I moved and had to buy the ugly, expensive drawer liner from Walmart! I will keep this in mind for the future…thanks!

  8. I'm loving that idea!! Seriously CUTE!!

    -Shopper Gal

  9. Kasey Hunt says:

    Didn't know you could do this. I love it. Thanks for the tips.

  10. Lil Eskimo says:

    great idea!

  11. thriftytickle says:

    I can't wait to see everyone's great idea. Please also come by Thrifty Tickle on Friday for my first ever link party, Vintage Suitcase Friday! Read about it here: http://thriftytickle.blogspot.com/2010/07/vintage-suitcase-friday.html

  12. Green Willow Pond says:

    Now there is a clever idea. I'm going to have to get some fabric mod podge!

  13. shelly @ the familyblt says:

    What a good idea! I always used paper before, I like upping the luxe factor of it!

  14. Jenni R. says:

    Thanks for this wonderful idea! I have lots of old chest-of-drawers that need some loving! Wishing Mod Podge could keep the old furniture smell at bay too (I've used scented drawers liner for that in the past).

  15. **Amy** says:

    I had no idea there was Fabric Mod Podge! I was just thinking today that the cupboards in my kids bathroom (which I am currently) redoing needed something to hide the ugliness. This will be perfect! You're the best!

  16. Alison @ Stretch My Check says:

    Oh this is a fabulous idea! and gorgeous! I know it is sad, but I have never used Modge Podge :-O!

  17. Lori @ Projects Plenty says:

    That is a GREAT idea. You ought to see the inside of some of my drawers and the bottoms of my kitchen cabinets…I am not a good "piecer" so it is a seriously ugly sight. As others have written, your idea is genius!

  18. Richella says:

    Aren't you smart?? I love lined drawers–but this idea takes things to a new level!

  19. Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek says:

    That is SUCH a great idea! Now I know what to do with all my fabric in my stash. 🙂

  20. Cara and Jenn says:

    NICE! I LOVE Mod Podge…it's the bomb…table and lamp look great!

  21. Your posts are so adorable!
    Not only are your ideas & projects impressive, but
    the fact that you make time to do them … and complete them is equally impressive!
    Thanks for sharing your life with all of us.

  22. momof3girls says:

    love this!! Thanks for the how to instructions! I can not wait to try this!

  23. Kari @ Ucreate says:

    Beckie,
    This is such a fun, amazing idea!!
    I'll be featuring!

  24. This is brilliant — I have tons of fabric that has been waiting for a great idea like this. Thanks. Now, let's think; what else can we do with this fabric mod podge….

    Jude from
    very hot, very humid Cape Cod!
    at dolcecapecod dot blogspot.com

  25. Christina says:

    What a wonderful idea! I came across your post from UCreate. Glad I visited today because I would have never thought of this…and I was just out looking for some cute liner for a buffet I'm refinishing. Thanks for sharing!

  26. KdBuggie Boutique says:

    That's so creative and gorgeous!!!! I am linking to your post on my blog. Stop by some time.
    Katy
    http://www.kdbuggie.blogspot.com

  27. Amy @ Positively Splendid says:

    How smart is this?! Absolutely love this idea, and I will certainly be putting it to good use!

  28. Christine:) says:

    This looks so cute! The coordinating with the lampshade is top notch;) But, as with EVERYTHING in your decor, it's to be expected, right? 😉 Love it:)

  29. Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says:

    Love this! Tell me where of where did you find fabric Mod podge? I have been searching this whole town and cannot find it anywhere. They used to sell it at Micheal's but not anymore. I hope I don't have to order it online! That would stink. I want instant gratification!

    ~Amanda

  30. knittingknirvana says:
  31. Mod Podge Amy says:

    You know I love it!

  32. noemile says:

    Super cute! Love the print and colors of the fabric you used!

  33. 2littlehooligans says:

    great idea! I would love to do this to my old cabinets. thanks!

  34. Beautiful!!! I have to try this!

  35. Very cute idea. I will have to try that – my drawers are naked right now!

  36. - Brittany says:

    Great idea! Wish I had thought of that before struggling with wallpaper for my son's dresser.

    Just hoppin' over from All Thingz Related.

    Brittany
    http://www.prettyhandygirl.com

  37. Amanda@The Hand Me Down House says:

    How cute!! I LOVE this idea – it makes the inside look as adorable as the outside! 🙂

  38. ★All Thingz Related★ says:

    I love it! Thanks for joining us @ Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

  39. I absolutely love this idea! I hope you will also link this wonderful idea up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

  40. EmilyinGeorgia says:

    What a fabulous idea! Like so many others, I’ve never heard of fabric modpodge, although I have been using modpodge for 40+ years. Was just wondering if modpodged fabric could also be used for gift wrap – or would it be too stiff?
    Thank you for sharing
    Emily in Georgia

  41. Great idea! its another unique way of using our clothing fabric… Cant wait to try it 🙂
    fabrica de ropa

  42. These pretty drawer liners were one of my favorite projects from last week's Mad Skills party, so I will featuring it tomorrow morning!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

  43. awesome idea!!

  44. Queenplinker says:

    Thanks for sharing, I will be doing this!
    Have a good evening, Lynea

  45. Its So Very Cheri says:

    Hey girl–this is great!!!

    I am adding this to my favs list. Sorry I am behind–been out of town for 2 weeks.

    Cheri

  46. Oh, so wanting to try this! Thanks for the idea!

  47. I have been clicking around your site for about an hour after coming over from Thrifty Decor Chick. I love your projects!!! I'm in the process of re-doing a dresser for my daughter and this will add just the perfect final touch to it 🙂 Can't wait to have time to visit again…

  48. Good idea but if you are storing wools etc be warned – any kind of glue attracts bugs, dust mites, etc. so I’d only glue it down in areas that aren’t for clothing storage!

  49. I did something similar. However it’s going into my baby’s nursery, and I want to change the fabric with the decor as he grows, so I’m just going to use double sided tape. Non-committal fabric liners! Love this idea though!

  50. Thanks so much for the helpful how to 🙂 one quick question though… when you say under #2 “..and then put a layer over the top to seal it in place” do you mean the fabric modge podge or the modge podge gloss on top of the fabric once in place? Thanks again!

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