Step By Step Guide And Items Needed To Line Drawers With Fabric
The antique dressers and chests look lovely, but they are also hard on the delicate clothing and the linens. The old wooden drawers are frequently rough & sharpened. The glue-down drawer liners are one solution, but it's hard to remove & may also reduce the value of your antique piece. You can easily line drawers with fabric, you just need to collect all the required items and go through the step by step guide carefully:
- Masking And Duct Tape
- Pencil, Newspaper & Scissors
- Cardboard & Fabric
- Tailor's Chalk
- Quilt Batting
- Straight Pins
- Spray Adhesive
Step By Step Guide
- Firstly, tear off the small strips of the masking tape & affix one to the inside of each drawer. Number your drawers on the masking tape by working left to right & top to bottom. Drawers aren't always interchangeable, specifically those with the wooden runners.
- Now you need to remove your drawers from the furniture piece & then place them on your tabletop or counter.
- Next, you need to lay a sheet of newspaper inside your first drawer. Press your paper into the sides & corner, creating creases where your newspaper is larger than your drawer. Simply hold your newspaper in place with one hand & then run the pencil around the perimeter of your drawer, in your newspaper creases. Now you need to remove your newspaper from your drawer & cut along your pencil lines in order to make a pattern for your drawer liner. Write your drawer number on the front of each pattern.
- Next, make an independent pattern for each drawer even if your drawers are the same in size. The old drawers aren't always square at its corners & the pattern for one might not fit the other.
- Now you need to tape your drawer patterns to sheets of your cardboard & numbered side up. You now need to cut your cardboard along with the pattern lines for making the backings for the drawer liners. Write your drawer number on the back of your each cardboard backing when you cut it out & then remove your newspaper pattern from the front.
- After that, you need to spread your drawer liner fabric right side up on the flat surface. Now you need to lay your cardboard backings number side down on your fabric, one at a time. Next, follow the shape of your cardboard & then cut your fabric 2 inches longer & 2 inches wider all the way around your cardboard. After cutting each fabric piece, now number the wrong side of your fabric by using tailor's chalk.
- Now you need to unroll thin quilt batting on your flat surface. Pin your newspaper patterns to your batting, number side up. Simply cut out your batting along with the pattern lines. Leave the patterns pinned to your batting.
- Then you need to cover your work table by using a thick layer of newspaper. Lay your first cardboard backing on your table, number side down, now apply spray adhesive to your cardboard. Align the analogous piece of your quilt batting, pattern side up by using glue-covered cardboard. Press the batting into the proper place on your cardboard & also remove the pins & the pattern from the top of your batting.
- Repeat this process with each cardboard backing & its comparable quilter's batting, one at a time. Let the applied spray adhesive dry according to the manufacturer's guidance. Discard your newspaper that is protecting your tabletop.
- Next you need to spread the first piece of fabric right side down on a flat surface. Now you need to smooth away any wrinkles. Center your cardboard backing, batting side down, over your fabric. Fold the extra fabric over the back of your cardboard. Fold over the top & bottom first & then the two sides. Fold your corners last, as if you are wrapping a present. Tape your folded fabric to the back of your cardboard with long strips of duct tape.
- Repeat this process with the rest of your cardboard & fabric, until you have completed all of your drawer liners.
- Finally, you need to place the drawer liners in the bottoms of your corresponding drawers. Also, remove the numbered masking tape from your drawers.