A while back I saw this tutorial on Going Home to Roost and knew that it would be a great use of some of my vintage fabric. Plus my mouse pad was ready to be replaced.
Yesterday, I decided to make it happen. And, basically 15 minutes later it was done. It is that easy if you have the supplies on hand.
Isn't that fabulous fabric? I think it was a feed sack, but I'm not positive.
The thing I did differently from the tutorial, is that I used a spray adhesive on the chip board to adhere it to the fabric instead of an iron on fusible web on the fabric. So, spray your chip board, mat board, or a couple pieces of a cereal box. Adhere to your fabric. Adhere the self adhesive cork board, then trim it to your desired size and shape. I used my old rotary cutter to cut the sides and a scissors to trim the corners round like Bonnie did in her tutorial.
I haven't put the fray check on it as she suggested and probably won't. I'll experiment with this one and see if it frays or not.
Funny how something as simple as a mouse pad can make you happy!