How to Line Drawers With Felt

by Brenda Priddy
Line drawers with felt to create a smooth, nonslip interior.

Line drawers with felt to create a smooth, nonslip interior.

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Lining a drawer with felt provides a soft, nonslip surface that is ideal for keeping items precisely in the place where you put them. The felt layer also helps prevent the objects from breaking or scraping on a hard drawer surface. When the felt becomes dirty or worn out, simply pull up the old felt and reapply a new layer. This project is not difficult, and even the most novice do-it-yourself person can complete it with no difficulties.

Items you will need

  • Measuring tape
  • Felt
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Scissors
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Work rags
  • Spray adhesive
Step 1

Measure the opening of each drawer with a fabric measuring tape. This will ensure you record the exact measurements of each drawer opening. If the drawer is divided into separate compartments, measure each section separately.

Step 2

Trace the outline of the necessary shapes onto the felt with tailor's chalk. Cut out the outlines.

Step 3

Clean each drawer bottom with an all-purpose cleaner and a damp rag. Allow the drawer to dry for one or two hours.

Step 4

Spray the bottom of each drawer with spray adhesive. Place the felt inside the drawer, starting from the middle and working toward the corners of the drawer. Smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles as you go. Replace the drawers. Allow the glue to dry for one or two hours before placing anything inside the drawers.

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