Post by ladywendolyn on Mar 25, 2017 20:31:27 GMT -8
A lot of ladies who have little trailers seem to like the vintage train cases. It gives you something to haul your make up in to the shower room, plus you can put the train case out on a shelf because it is so cute. The only problem is that they are often smelly due to age. However, it is very easy to restore them with new fabric. Here is a photo of two that I restored recently for a vintage sale. (The gold one is original). The insides had horrible, stained old fabric. All you need in order to restore them are the following supplies: -1/2 yard of cute fabric -2 pieces of poster board, plus one slightly thicker piece of cardboard from a box. - spray glue adhesive -tacky craft glue -hot glue
#1 Simply strip the old fabric and cardboard out and trace it onto new cardboard. I usually use a thicker piece of cardboard for the top as I want to install some 1/4 inch staples to hold a mirror in place.
#2 Figure out how to lay out the new cardboard shapes on your fabric so that they fit. Cut around the cardboard shapes leaving about a 1 inch overlap. (Note, often one piece of fabric bridges the top and bottom section, so leave extra fabric for that.
#3 spray one side of the cardboard with spray glue adhesive lay it on the fabric and smooth it out. Do one pice at a time.
#4 Fold over the excess fabric and adhere that with tacky craft glue. It sticks instantly.
#5 Once pieces are glued and ready, I recommend assembling the case dry, so that you can see which pieces should go in which order. Usually the bridge piece between the top and bottom goes party under the top piece.
#6 Now hot glue the various pieces into place and your done..
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