How to Decoupage with Sewing Patterns

       I tried this decoupage technique once and 
I couldn't wait to try it again!

How to Decoupage with Sewing Patterns

Vintage sewing pattern decoupage... who knew? 

I tried it on this fun project and just knew I needed to do it again! 

Today I'm redoing an old step stool I made a while back that used an old sign as the top of the stool. 

Make a rustic stool and Decoupage with Sewing Patterns

Today I'm decoupaging it with a vintage sewing pattern I found at the thrift store. 

I began by cutting pieces out of an old dress pattern

I wanted the printed parts of the pattern to show so I arranged small cut pieces of the pattern all over the top of the stool. 

I coated the top of the stool with Mod Podge then set the pieces down in the glue and smoothed them flat.  

You can also use a paint brayer to smooth the paper. 

Decoupage with Sewing Patterns

When the pieces were assembled where I wanted them, I coated the top with another coat of Mod Podge and let it dry. 

DIY Decoupage with Sewing Patterns

The corners are just wrapped around like a bed sheet and the pattern was cut off to fit the edges of the stool. 

Make a stool with Decoupage using Sewing Patterns

When the Mod Podge was dry I painted the top of the stool with Fusion Tough Coat and painted the bottom of the stool black. 

Make a small stool with Decoupage using Sewing Patterns

This is an easy decoupage technique that would look perfect in a craft or sewing room. 

Make a small stool with Decoupage Technique

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Adorable! I love old sewing patterns. They're getting harder and harder to find though...


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