I recently became the owner of half a dozen charmingly well-worn pieces of vintage luggage. Though a bit worn-in, who can pass up free curbside luggage? Not this lady. I’ve seen several tutorials on how to decoupage luggage with fabric and I decided to try my hand at it.
First, the supplies: your piece of luggage, some fun vintage fabric, Mod Podge, paint brushes, an exacto knife, or rotary cutting tool.
Once you have your supplies in place, you’re halfway done! Cut the fabric to just about an inch wider on each side than your luggage (I just eyeballed it).
Next step, apply Mod Podge to the front of the luggage with a large paintbrush and hand smooth your fabric into place.
Once you have the fabric pretty smoothed out, use a hard edge to really smooth out any air bubbles or excess glue.
Now, for the more difficult part cutting and tucking the edges. The luggage I used had overlapped seams which made it easier to tuck the fabric underneath with the exacto knife while cutting the excess. Still, proceed slowly on this part.
Once complete, you can either finish up with a thin layer of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric (it will dry clear) or a spray protectant.
You’ll never have to pass up that lovely but oh-so-worn-out piece of luggage again!