Fun Homemade Mousepads idea

Homemade Mousepads

Homemade Mousepads

As some may know, I deal with computers all day long and I like to have my computer space feel at home, comfy, and cute!  One of my first sewing projects was to create some Homemade Mousepads!  Thanks to Pinterest I found a pattern that showed me exactly how to do it and I must say that it was pretty easy; even beginners could do it!  I know, the material combination sounds weird, but the outcome was awesome!  Check it out!

Materials Needed:

  • sewing machine
  • fabric
  • non-slip shelf liner
  • paper towel
  • modpodge


  • Cut your fabric in the size you want your mousepad; then cut a larger piece of the shelf liner.
  • Layer the fabric (upside-down), shelf liner, then paper towel and pin them together; don’t skip on the paper towel otherwise it will get stuck to the foot of the sewing machine.
  • Sew your mousepad carefully around the edge; after you are done sewing, pull the paper towel carefully away from the sewing line (it will come away easily).
  • Grab a brush and cover the fabric in a thin layer of Modpodge to make the mousepad smooth.
  • Let it dry and if necessary after it’s dried, put weights on the corners so the pad doesn’t curl.
  • Cut the excess of mat on the edges.

Homemade Mousepads


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  • Reply Jennifer @ Decorated November 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Very cool tutorial. Thanks for sharing! I just may have to try this out!


  • Reply Plucky November 18, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Its definitely easy and pretty fun too!!

  • Reply Donna November 19, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Cute and easy. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Reply Jessi @ Practically November 28, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Aaaah I love the polka dots! I've seen tutorials for re-covering a mousepad in fabric, but never one for making one from scratch. How cool! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  • Reply Jerusha ( June 17, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I have the most boring mousepads in the world… I totally needed this! I always hated how I looked at a free mousepad from Staples as opposed to something that really called to me while I worked. – Jerusha,
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