Bring Back that Bookshelf with Fabric Lining!

Bookshelves can be boring—but they do not have to be! Bring some life to that bookshelf with vibrant fabrics. This is a great idea for a child’s room, or your own crafting shelves! Begin by browsing our online fabric store and selecting the perfect fabrics for your décor and follow the simple fabric bookshelf lining steps below!

Fabric Bookshelf Lining

Made possible with fabric

You will need:
• Fabric (measure the area where you would like the fabric, and add a ½ inch to each side)
• Fabric adhesive or hot glue
• Scissors, pinking shears or rotary cutter
Pro-tip: If you prefer perfect edges, hem the sections of fabric all the way around prior to gluing them to the shelf

Decorative fabric

Recommendation: City Dresses Allover fabric available at J&O Fabrics

What to do:
• Carefully cut each piece of fabric to size. For added interest and texture, use a different fabric design for each cubbyhole!
• If you are using hot glue, be careful not to over-do it! Trace a thin line of glue around the outer edging, and repeat every 3 inches or so all the way into the center. Too much glue will leave lumps and perhaps even bleed through your fabric!
• If using fabric adhesive, paint on a thin layer over most of the backside of the fabric and place over shelf. Rub fabric gently to ensure a sturdy hold.

NFL Fabric

Score a touchdown with some NFL Fabric for your sports fan! Do not panic, we have all the teams!

That is all! This is a relatively simple yet satisfying way to revamp the look and feel of a boring bookcase! Now you will likely be searching the house for other things to renew with fabric, just subscribe to our fashionable fabric blog for constant creative notions!

Zebra Stripe Decorative Fabric

This could jazz up that old bookcase in an instant! Get it at J&O: Zebra stripe decorative fabric


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