Wondering what to do with leftover scraps of your favorite fabrics? Turn them into personal, adorable fabric magnets that are perfect for the fridge, a locker, a whiteboard, or anywhere else you’d like to put them on display!
How to Make Fabric Magnets
It’s easier than you think to create your own personalized fabric magnets. All you need are a few basic supplies and about five minutes. Check out this quick video, then find the materials list and a full photo tutorial below.
- Glass dome cabochons (mine were 1”)
- Round magnets or magnet tape
- Maker’s Magic
- Heat erase pen or pencil
Trace a circle onto your fabric.
Place the glass on top of your fabric, centering the part of the design that you want to see. Trace around the cabochon using a heat erase pen or a pencil.
Cut the fabric.
Carefully cut out the fabric circle. If you used a heat erase pen, iron the fabric, and any remaining marks will disappear.
Apply a thin coat of Maker’s Magic to the back of the cabochon.
What’s Maker’s Magic?
Maker’s Magic is a new craft glue, sealer, and finish that is unlike any of the competitors on the market! The brush strokes totally disappear, there’s no bubbling or clumping, and you get a crystal clear finish. It dries completely in 45 minutes and cures in 48 hours. Not only that, Maker’s Magic is non-toxic, waterproof, and solvent free. You can use it on all kinds of surfaces including fabric and glass (like for this project) as well as plastic, wood, leather, vinyl, and more. You can learn more about it here and save 10% on any purchase with the code AMY67492.
Place the fabric circle face down on top of the cabochon.
Glue a magnet to the back of the fabric.
That’s all there is to it! These are so simple to create that once you get started, you’ll just want to keep making more!
The possibilities are infinite, because every fabric gives you tons of new and unique images to use! From dogs and flamingos to florals, repeated prints, and even words, there’s no limit to what you can create.
- For another variation on this project, you can use photos, magazine images, or patterned cardstock/scrapbook paper in place of the fabric.
- If you’re looking for fabulous fabrics, make sure to check out Missouri Star Quilt Company! I recommend looking at their precut charm packs and mini charm packs, which will give you a huge variety to work with. (Save on your order with the code AMYSUMMER15).
Frequently Asked Questions
Each magnet only takes a tiny scrap, just a little more than a 1” square!
Absolutely! Younger crafters may need help cutting out the circles, but the project is fun for ages 3 and up (and non-toxic).
That depends on what magnet you use. The round magnets that sometimes come in kits with the cabochons are very strong, while magnet tape tends to have less hold.
More Fabric Projects
If you enjoyed this project, check out these other fun ideas for crafting with fabric!
Like this project? Don’t forget to save it to Pinterest and/or share it with a friend! If you try making your own DIY Fabric Magnets, I’d love to see how they turn out. Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share your latest project photos and we can all be inspired. See you there!
- 1” domed glass cabochons
- fabric scraps
- Maker’s Magic
- magnets or magnet tape
- Trace your cabochon onto the fabric, centering the part of the fabric you want to feature.
- Cut out the fabric circle.
- Apply a thin layer of Maker’s Magic to the back of the cabochon.
- Place the fabric circle facedown on the back of the cabochon.
- Glue a magnet to the back.