- Paper scissors
- Sewing scissors
- Double-sided lightweight fusible interfacing
- Dritz FrayCheck
- Mod Podge Gloss-Lustre
- Clear acrylic sealer
- Disposable foam paintbrushes
- Wax paper
- Bathroom scales
There are too many different types of bathroom scales for me to provide accurate measurements for you. But here’s how you can easily jazz up your scales.
Step 1: Make sure your scales are clean and dust-free.
Step 2: Trace the section(s) you want to cover and cut out the pattern template. I simply ran my nail around the edge of area to be covered and it made a nice, sharp crease on the paper.
Step 3: Cut out your paper pattern piece(s). By flipping over my pattern, I had my template for the other side, too.
Step 4: Pin the pattern to your fabric and cut out the fabric piece you need. Repeat for the interfacing. Attach the interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric as directed by the manufacturer.
Step 5: Place each piece of prepared fabric right-side up on the wax paper (right side facing up). Go around the edges with Dritz FrayCheck and let dry.
Step 6: Using your paintbrush, apply a coat of Mod Podge. Let to dry completely.
Step 7: Apply a second coat of Mod Podge. Again, let this second coat dry completely.
Step 8: Turn your fabric over and apply a coat of Mod Podge. Immediately apply a coat of Mod Podge to the actual section(s) on your scales you wish to cover. Quickly place the still-wet fabric piece(s) right-side up in place on your scales. Press firmly in place and let dry overnight.
Step 9: Coat the top of your fabric section(s) and around the edges where it meets the scale with two more layers of Mod Podge, drying between layers. Let dry completely.
Step 10: Now do a final coat with your acrylic sealer. Let dry completely, and your scales are ready to use.
This was my final bathroom project. Now I want to make something completely different with the rest of my fabric. More tomorrow.