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« on: April 02, 2009 12:39:33 PM »

I've been stealing my bf's mousepad since his is ergonomic (provides wrist support) while mine does not...

Instead of buying new one, I decided to sew one instead!

For the mousepad:
Using my old mousepad as a guide, I cut out 2 pieces from heavyweight interfacing (the kind you use to make bags). You can fuse them together if they are fusible, or just sew a few lines through the 2 if they are not.

Next I cut a piece of fabric slightly larger, then used fusible tape to secure the fabric onto the 2 layers of interfacing. tada! done!

For the mousepad cushion:
I cut two pieces of fabric, 1 for the top, 1 for the bottom, 8.5 x 3.5

with right sides together, i sewed all around leaving a small 1" gap on one side

clipped corners, turned inside out...

now here's the fun part! i filled it with rice! you can fill yours as much as you like! i have small wrists so i only needed about a cup of rice.

finally top stitch all around and the opening.

done!

check mine out in its natural environment!




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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009 12:46:19 PM »

That is so cute, great job!!!! Think I'm going to try out the wrist pad if you don't mind.
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009 12:49:27 PM »

Wonderful!  i am bookmarking this and will be making one in the near future.  I also have a wireless mouse and no mousepad.  I've been using a sheet of graph paper for a while now, and need something much cuter Smiley  Plus the wrist support is a great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009 12:51:08 PM »

How very cute! Now my only question would be what to attach to the bottom to keep the mouse pad from sliding around on the desk...

Very industrious of you!
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009 12:53:56 PM »

How very cute! Now my only question would be what to attach to the bottom to keep the mouse pad from sliding around on the desk...

Very industrious of you!
I  haven't tried to make one (yet), but I'd think if you find it slides all over, you could attach a layer of shelf liner on the bottom.
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2009 01:24:25 PM »

How very cute! Now my only question would be what to attach to the bottom to keep the mouse pad from sliding around on the desk...

Very industrious of you!
I  haven't tried to make one (yet), but I'd think if you find it slides all over, you could attach a layer of shelf liner on the bottom.
I was just thinking it would be really easy to hand tack that foamy shelf liner to the bottom at the corners.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2009 07:28:58 PM »

VERY cute!
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009 01:31:07 PM »

So clever!
My boyfriend has recently been killing his wrists working on his Master's thesis, but being poor college students we couldn't just go out and buy a wrist pad. So I borrowed your idea and made a keyboard wrist pad for him:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=235930&cat=500

We're in the process of moving him into my apartment, so this is a great addition to his office space.

Great idea!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2009 10:27:59 PM »

That is soo cute! The fabric is awesome. I love your little pink mouse! I just got one for my laptop! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009 11:06:02 AM »

I'm so glad you posted this. mouspads are expensive!

What a fantastic and very useful idea. I have two SUNDANCE CHANNEL mousepads that I just picked up from goodwill for about 75 cents altogether. but they have a picture of somebody's feet on them, which I find gross. So perhaps I will borrow your idea and make my own wrist rest and mousepad sans icky feet!  Roll Eyes
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