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Fabric Mod Podge: 20 Ways to Use It!

Have you been wondering what you can do with Fabric Mod Podge? Here are over 20 projects ranging from fashion to gifts to home decor!

Check out the ideas, then scroll down to the bottom of the post to see a video of three bonus ideas made using this amazing formula.

20+ Unique Ways to Use Fabric Mod Podge

I was looking through my analytics the other day (don’t fall asleep yet) and I noticed that a lot of you are curious about something – you want to know how to use Fabric Mod Podge, aka, Mod Podge Fabric formula. You know, the stuff in the blue bottle:

Fabric Mod Podge

Since I like to keep all of you happy, here are over 20 ways to use this amazing formula! A lot of people think it’s only for attaching fabric to fabric, but you can do so much more with it.

I use it to prepare fabric for furniture, to attach fabric to wood, for accessories, for shoes and more!

If you do attach fabric to fabric with this formula then it’s washable (as long as the fabric is washable), which is pretty amazing.

And if you attach fabric to something else, this formula is very durable (more so that the original formulas).

How to Use Mod Podge on Fabric

Let me know what you think, and I have to ask – which Fabric Mod Podge project will you try first?

1. No-Sew Bins

Fabric covered no sew storage bins

Sometimes it’s nice not to have to use a sewing machine – Courtney covered these budget bins without one.

2. Fat Quarter Nursery Wall Art

Fat Quarter Nursery Wall Art

Courtney used fat quarters to make this easy and colorful wall art for her baby’s nursery. This is a great project to make with scraps!

3. Gingham Tool Set

DIY Gingham Tool Set

Make your tool set a bit more feminine and/or personalized by adding fabric strips in gingham. I recommend using an additional sealer if you try this to make the tools even more durable.

4. Alter a Cowboy Hat

How to alter a cowboy hat

Revamp a fun cowboy hat with large floral patches – and Fabric Mod Podge. This is another fun project to make with scraps!

5. DIY Fabric Bowls

DIY fabric bowls with Mod Podge

Use fabric strips to create durable bowls to hold candy and other accoutrements.

6. Car Upholstery

Re-do car upholstery with Mod Podge

Ready to give your car a new lease on life? Add fabric to the side panels and spice things up. You’ll certainly have the most unique car on the block!

7. Beach Themed Decoupage Tote

You can decorate this decoupage bag with your favorite fabric! I made a fun DIY beach tote for my summertime pool trips. It's SO easy!

Use Magnum PI style beach-y fabric to embellish a plain tote. You can use random fabric strips, or make a “photo” style that is supposed to go together like we did here.

8. DIY Onesies

Custom onesies with Fabric Mod Podge

Turn baby boy onesies into a girl’s wardrobe with Fabric Mod Podge and scraps. What a great way to extend the life of baby clothing.

9. DIY Screen Printing with Mod Podge

DIY screen printing with Mod Podge

Use Fabric Mod Podge to create screens – and do your own DIY screen printing! You’re going to be shocked when you realize how easy it is, and what you’re going to use as part of the process.

10. Fabric Covered Sneakers

DIY Fabric Covered Sneakers with Mod Podge

You only need a few supplies and some Fabric Mod Podge to make a custom pair of sneakers! Cathie is probably the best at adding fabric to shoes of anyone I know, so you’ll definitely want to see her tutorial.

11. Fabric Pendants with Rubber Stamps

Fabric Pendants with Rubber Stamps and Mod Podge

You can make this cute pendant using any one of your favorite stamps. I find it ingenious that a stamp was turned into jewelry! You’re going to love this idea.

12. Lampshade Makeover

This lampshade makeover project takes less than 30 minutes and it’s incredibly easy to do! Use your favorite fabric along with Mod Podge.

It’s easy to update a plain lampshade with fabric! You can do this with regular Mod Podge, but Fabric Mod Podge makes it much more durable.

13. Butterfly Pillow

Pillow with a DIY butterfly applique done with Mod Podge

You can add a fabric applique to personalize the front of any plain pillow. This is one of my favorite ways to use fabric and Podge together!

14. Refurbished Kitchen Canisters

Refurbished Kitchen Canisters with Fabric and Mod Podge

Debbie made these old kitchen canisters extra durable with spray paint, fabric and Fabric Mod Podge.

15. Fabric Lined Drawers

Use Mod Podge and your favorite fabric pattern to create these unique fabric lined drawers - I love the special surprise every time you open one!

Use Mod Podge and your favorite fabric pattern to create these unique fabric lined drawers – I love the special surprise every time you open one!

16. Simple Bird Decor

Simple Bird Decor made with Fabric and Mod Podge

Don’t be afraid to put a bird on it! Make a teeny bird out of burlap – and then add cute embellishments with Fabric Mod Podge.

17. Fabric Covered Hat Boxes

Fabric covered and stenciled hat boxes

If you want pretty storage, these decoupaged and stenciled hat boxes are perfect. Such a nice way to store things in your closet or craft room!

18. Fall/Thanksgiving Placemats

DIY applique placemats for fall or Thanksgiving

Add interesting details to boring placemats using fabric strips, burlap and buttons. You can customize these so that you can use them from September through November.

19. Rugs into a Runner

Learn how to turn rugs into a runner

Clara sewed several IKEA rugs together and added accents with Fabric Mod Podge to make her custom runner.

20. Upcycled Table

Upcycled furniture fabric table

I used Fabric Podge to prepare the cute owl fabric that I put on the top of an old table. This made it much easier to cut and finish out the project.

21. DIY Vintage Floral Purse Refashion

DIY Vintage Floral Purse Refashion

Use a vintage sheet and decoupage medium to make this fabulous purse refashion – it’s such an easy craft project, and very budget friendly!

Are you ready to see a video with three bonus projects?? Simply press “play” in the video in this post!

debra reeve

Friday 30th of April 2021

Hi I have used fabric mod podge on chairs and vanity cases its great ,I have some vintage star wars fabric that I am going to put on a tray ,do I need to use a sealer as well ,it will have hot cups on it thank you


Friday 30th of April 2021

Yes, I would use VHT Engine Enamel or a high heat spray. You can find them at the hardware or auto parts store.


Tuesday 25th of February 2014

If I treat my fabric with the fabric mod podge, is it still sewable? I want to make appliques.


Tuesday 25th of February 2014

Audrey - maybe. You could try an upholstery needle. It really depends on the fabric. I'd give it a whirl with a strong needle and just assume you might break it (also go slowly).


Friday 14th of February 2014

So what is the difference between Fabric Mod-Podge and regular Mod-Podge. I've been using the regular stuff on fabric for years without a problem.


Friday 14th of February 2014

Hi Karen! This is from my FAQ: Do I HAVE to use Fabric Mod Podge, or can I use the Original formula?

Fabric Mod Podge is really tough, very durable AND it’s washable. So I always use it for projects that need to be durable – like clothing, accessories and furniture. If you are just Mod Podging fabric to letters and hanging them on the wall, you don’t need to use Fabric Mod Podge.

If you are using Mod Podge on fabric-to-fabric (for instance, gluing a patch to a shirt) then yes, you should use Fabric Mod Podge because it is washable.


Saturday 8th of February 2014

I bought a lampshade last year at a thrift shop and I've been pondering on what to do with it. Thanks for the great idea! Definitely buying some fabric mod podge this weekend! :)

Betty Melrose

Thursday 6th of February 2014

I have been putting fabric on glass plates with matte and gloss Mod Podge and am having trouble with finish. Would Fabric MP work better? Do you sell it and how much is it. I have been using Mod Podge for years doing decoupage and love it !!!! Thank you.


Friday 7th of February 2014

Hi Betty - what problems are you having? Fabric Mod Podge is the same consistency so won't work any better.