DIY: Mouse Pad Makeover
No sewing is required! I promise.
I scored this fantastic mouse pad for 25 cents at a garage sale. As much as I love Mother Earth, I wanted the mouse pad to fit into my office’s decor because any chance to add my own personal touch to a space – I just can’t resist. Especially when it comes to fabric!
What you need:
- old mouse pad
- Heat N Bond (you should have plenty left over from your Pillow Bed project!)
- scrap fabric
- Fray Check
Cut Heat N Bond slightly bigger than mouse pad.
iron on Heat N Bond (according to package instructions) to back of fabric
Let cool. Let cool. Let cool.
Then peel and iron onto the top of the mouse pad surface (following package instructions. DO NOT iron longer than instructions say. it will not bond if you iron too long.)
LET COOL! SO important. The cooling seals the bond.
After it is cool, trim the excess.
you are left with this! Almost done.
Then follow Fray Check package directions so you – you guessed it- have no fraying issues.
and you are done. One of a kind mouse pad.
Fabric choice tips: My hubby is a gamer so he had a little something to add. Usually, there is enough grain in the fabric for the mouse sensor to read the subtleties in the fabric. If you are choosing a really smooth fabric you may have an issue- not that any “normal” person browsing the internet would notice but if you were gaming or needing a really precise mouse reading you will want to choose a fabric with a small repeating pattern.
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