Sew-Less Summer – Featuring Amanda Woodruff

Today is another installment in the Sew-Less Summer series.  Today I am happy to welcome Amanda Woodruff of A Crafty Fox. She’s another super adorable sewer/crafter/mother extraordinaire. She recently had a baby but you wouldn’t know it to see her photos!

Fabric drawer

Hi, Everyone! I’m Amanda from A Crafty Fox! Where I live, summer is yard sale season and when I found this dresser at a yard sale, I knew it was perfect for my closet.

fabric drawer

Unfortunately, it was not in the best condition. So, I refinished it, but as I got to the end of my refinishing, it needed something. The drawers were so blah! And the selection of drawer liners at my local superstore was pretty pathetic. Especially since I *needed* grey. You know that feeling?

So, even though I had thought to do my sew-less summer post would be for back to school, it turns out, it is a simple tip-torial on how to use a little over a yard of pretty fabric to line six dresser drawers. And I love it! The look is so glamourous and clean. And no sweaters will be snagged on the old, splintery wood. I’m so doing this tomorrow with laminate fabric in the bathroom!

So, you are going to need: Drawers. I want to do this to every drawer in my house! The more in need of love, the better.

Fabric drawer

You’ll also need:

  • Fabric: 42″ (1 and 1/6th of a yard) for six standard dresser drawers (I used a piece of from Puttin On The Ritz by Bunny Hill)
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Measuring Board.

This is pretty simple. Start out with your drawers. Get them very clean. I just used a damp cloth.

Fabric drawer

Mine weren’t too bad, but they had cola stains, some sort of red juice and carrots along the bottom. Since the walls of the drawer weren’t too bad, I thought:

Fabric drawer

Next, you are going to want to measure it:

Fabric drawer

I added 1/2 inch to the measurement on the width side just so that my two sides were a little more finished. My measurement was 20″ x 13″ I cut my length of fabric 13″ from the edge, then turned and cut it to 20.5″

Fabric drawer lining

Now, whip out your spray adhesive.

Fabric drawer lining

Spray one edge of your drawer. Give it a healthy dose of spray adhesive. I focused on the edges, giving only a little bit of adhesive to the middle area:

Fabric drawer lining

I folded my edge over and finger pressed it.

Fabric drawer lining

And then smoothed it down on to the spray adhesive

Fabric drawer lining

Smooth the fabric over the drawer and repeat the process on the other side.

And, Voila! Your drawer is ultra-glamourous!

Fabric drawer lining

Hopefully, you found this a little bit helpful! I’m going to do this with vinyl over fabric in my bathroom since it seems to attract all sorts of icki-ness and the vinyl should make it easy-peasy to clean!

Thank you so much for sharing this Amanda!  I’m sure we all have drawers that could use a little face lift.  I can’t wait to use your ideas!

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