How are you beYOUtiful PEOPLE? I am excited!
Sewing is one of the thousand things I CAN’T do and fabrics is one of the things that I love. So today I am going to show you a fabric project that you can do without a stitch! Here is my decoupaged suitcase,  Miss Lola…Is she sassy or what?
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This is pretty much what happened…
I decided to exchange the sewing machine for Mod Podge, the thread for spray paint, the needles for a brush and the patterns for an old suitcase…
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TUTORIAL
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 This project is all about the places you’ll go even if it is just in your dreams… make it cool, make it happy, make it beYOUtiful and YOUnique.
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I started with these materials…
Spray paint, tape and an old AWESOME hard shell suitcase that I found at my local Thrift Store for $4.00
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UNO
{ How do you like my Spanish? }
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I taped the areas I did not want to be painted…. Every bit of silver was taped.
Is this a pain? You may ask.
Heck yeah! But it is a LOT faster and easier than labor, or a diet, or ironing…
So don’t complain girl  and start taping!
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deux
{ Hello France!}
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Let’s have some fun with the spray paint…
Shut UP! Do you know I won six cans of color GREATNESS from KRYLON at the CSI Project Party?!
They are coming my way next week… ! I can’t wait!
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OK I better focus!
This DUAL PRIMER+PAINT spray is AWESOME!

Easy = One STEP

… LUV!

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You don’t need to spray the entire suitcase since you are going to cover it with fabric.
Just make sure you cover all the areas that will be exposed…
Looks so good already!
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drei
{Here is Three for my German Friends and Readers}
{…Besos Vanessa!}
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Let it dry!

Go eat something… come check my blog… call your husband… make dinner…

but wait until it dries.

When it is dry it is time to unfold the beauty… Take the tape off.
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quattro
{Oh Italy… I will visit you someday!}
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Place the fabric on top of one side of the suitcase and cut the amount needed to cover the area.
Leave 1 inch of extra fabric around it so it is easy to pull and work with…
Do the same thing for the other side.
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wu
{ China… my husband LOVES your food}
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Get the brush and Mod Podge OUT…
Mess, here we come!
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This step is SO important.
Paint the areas where you are going to put the fabric with Mod-Podge.
BE GENEROUS and pay attention to the corners and edges.
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{ If you need more tips of how to use Mod Podge check out Amy’s EXTRAORDINARY site Mod Podge ROCKS! }
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zes
{ Hello to Netherlands and Belgium! Dutch=Nice People!}
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Place the FABRIC, add more Mod Podge on top of it. With the help of a dull knife or your nails press against the edges so it really sticks to the suitcase. Use your hand to smooth the fabric.
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Pull and press YOU DON’T WANT BUBBLES of air between the suitcase and the fabric.
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 sete
{ What’s UP Portugal and Brazil!}
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Check my hands OUT!
With an exacto knife {I couldn’t find mine so I just had the blade} cut the excess fabric CAREFULLY.
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{ For my lovely readers in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK and South Africa… love you all}
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Let it dry and do the other side…. Don’t worry about The Mod Podge it will dry clear.
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See..
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YOU ARE DONE!
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In the beginning I put all of my fabrics inside…
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But then I thought… You know what?  I am going to have Lola carry my
dreams and memories… Everyone of my most precious keepsakes.
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As I said before….

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Let’s enjoy the JOURNEY… make each day count!
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Such a fun and easy project!

Besos

Desiree

 
 

 

Desiree
Hi there! After years of working in interior design, I fueled my passion for DIY into my own little corner dedicated to creativity. I am grateful that blogging has given me the opportunity to do what I love and share my passion for transforming, creating and reinventing with our readers.
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114 Responses to Mod Podged Fabric Suitcase!

  1. Deanna says:

    Love this idea! I bought two vintage train cases to store my planner/scrapbook supplies. They need an overhaul and this is exactly what I was looking for. Merci beaucoup!

  2. Bara says:

    Thank you for this info. I plan on covering 3 old suite cases and stacking them to use as an end table. I called Krylon’s info number ans was told they did not have a product that would cover vinyl and their FUSION for plastics would not work either. I’ll try your method. I bought a lite weight upholstery fabric and wonder if I should use spray adhesive or Mod Podge. Any suggestions? Thanks again for giving me confidence in this project.

  3. Sara says:

    …and thank you for sharing!!!

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