Yes, the Mod Podge Fabric formula can be used to decoupage fabric/paper onto another piece of fabric. Apart from that, you can transfer any piece of fabric onto porous surfaces using the regular Mod Podge. Wash and dry the fabric well before you use it in your decoupage art.
Fabric Mod Podge can be used to decoupage Cowboy hats, Wall art, Car upholstery, Totes, Sneakers, Lampshades, Pillows, and so on.
I use this product to craft a variety of things and trust me, it’s a lot of fun. In this article, I shall answer the most common questions on this topic.
Can you use Regular Mod Podge on Fabric?
No, don’t apply regular Mod Podge formula on fabric. Regular Mod Podge formula wears off quickly if applied on fabric, at least that was my experience.
Mod Podge fabric formula lets you wash the fabric as it has special properties unlike the other variants of Mod Podge.
Regular Mod Podge is used to apply things to wood, glass, metal, and other porous surfaces. One needs to use the fabric-specific formula when the fabric is the base.
One can decoupage fabric or paper to fabric using the Mod Podge fabric formula. The product has the additives and consistency needed for the job.
Fabric Mod podge vs Regular Mod Podge
Fabric Mod Podge is made specifically to decoupage paper or fabric to fabric. To conclude, use this product when the fabric is the base.
Look at the table below to understand the differences between them.
|Mod Podge Fabric||Regular Mod Podge (Glossy)|
|Use this product if you want to attach fabric/paper to fabric.||This is the most common formula from Mod Podge. Use this to decoupage materials to Glass, Wood and Canvas.|
|This formula can also be used to prepare fabric swatches before decoupage, to prevent fraying.||Mod Podge Gloss acts as a sealer, finish and a glue.|
|Fabric Mod Podge has a thicker consistency.||Glossy Mod Podge isn't as thick as the fabric formula.|
|Fabric Mod Podge lets you wash the fabric without a worry.||You can't wash a piece of cloth after applying regular/glossy Mod Podge to it.|
Can You Use Mod Podge on Fabric Shoes/Canvas Shoes?
Yes, you can use the Mod Podge fabric formula to decoupage fabric/paper onto fabric shoes. I designed many pairs of shoes that just look wonderful.
The decoupage formula is highly water-resistant and its consistency is just enough to attach fabric to fabric without a flaw.
Wash and dry the cloth of your choice before you decoupage something on it. Now apply some Fabric Mod Podge thoroughly on the cloth.
Skipping this process causes fabric fraying and trust me, you wouldn’t want that. Cut the cloth piece into desirable size and decoupage.
Note: Don’t use fabric softener before applying the Mod Podge Fabric formula!
Can You Use Mod Podge on Denim?
Yes, you can use the Mod Podge Fabric formula to decoupage fabric onto denim. I turned regular, bland denim pants into ‘girly’ denim using Mod Podge.
Mod Podge fabric formula might make thin shirts stiff but it works wonderfully on denim clothes. Do try it, you won’t regret it.
Mod Podge might not come to mind when it comes to customized clothing but it is a great way to make clothes look bomb.
Wash and dry the fabric. Apply Fabric Mod Podge on the fabric thoroughly. Let the cloth piece dry. Cut the fabric into the desired shape after this process to prevent fraying.
Can You Use Mod Podge on Shirts?
Yes, you can use the Mod Podge Fabric formula to decoupage fabric/paper onto shirts. One can customize beautiful shirts with this technique.
Wash and dry the fabric, then apply Mod Podge Fabric formula on it. Let it dry for a while. Doing this is necessary to avoid fraying in the cloth.
Cut the piece of cloth into the proper shape/size and use it. Stir the Mod Podge solution well before using it on the shirt.
If you decoupaged fabric on fabric the shirt can be washed gently in the machine. If you’ve decoupaged paper onto the shirt, wash manually.
Can you use Matte Mod Podge on fabric?
No, don’t use Matte Mod Podge to decoupage fabric/other material to fabric. Use only the Mod Podge Fabric formula to decoupage different materials onto fabric.
Fabric Mod Podge is the best medium if you wanna stick fabric to fabric. This product helps prevent fabric fraying.
Matte Mod Podge has a different consistency and different ingredients compared to the Fabric formula. I wouldn’t use it to customize my shirts/clothes.
Can you use Gloss Mod Podge on fabric?
No, you can’t use Gloss Mod Podge to decoupage fabric/paper onto fabric. You can use Gloss Mod Podge to stick fabric onto other porous surfaces.
Mod Podge Fabric formula is your best bet if you wanna decoupage fabric onto fabric due to its consistency and specific characteristics.
Alternate products won’t last long like the fabric formula of Mod Podge. If you’re serious about the project, just use the Mod Podge Fabric formula.
Is Fabric Mod Podge Waterproof?
No, Fabric Mod Podge isn’t waterproof. Mod Podge Fabric formula is highly water-resistant and can be used to decoupage various things to the fabric.
We’ve discussed this thoroughly in the article linked above. To sum it up, don’t use Mod Podge in the hopes of making the fabric waterproof, it won’t happen.
If you want to make the fabric waterproof, use an Acrylic sealer or something else. Mod Podge won’t serve the purpose.
Does Mod Podge Harden fabric?
Yes, the fabric becomes stiffer after you apply Mod Podge to it. By doing this you’ll also prevent fabric fraying.
If you just want to make the fabric stiffer, you may wanna use the Mod Podge Stiffy. This product was made for this specific purpose.
Usually, it becomes easier to decoupage if you apply Mod Podge on the fabric beforehand. It becomes easier to cut the fabric into the desired shape.
The stiffness is permanent so make sure you lay down the fabric on a table and apply using a thin-bristled brush.
Can You Mod Podge Fabric to Wood?
Yes, you can decoupage fabric onto wood using the Mod Podge decoupage medium. Using this product fabric can be decoupaged onto any porous surface.
Mod Podge is used to improve old tables by decoupaging attractive fabric/paper onto them. There are many tutorials online on how to do so.
Sand off any irregularities on the surface before you decoupage something onto the table. This is a crucial step if you want a good finish.
Note: Wash and dry the fabric before you decoupage it onto the wood surface.
Can You Use Mod Podge to Seal Acrylic Paint on Fabric?
Yes, one can use Mod Podge to seal off Acrylic paint on fabric. Mod Podge is quite good at sealing material.
Paint might peel off the surface if left untreated. If you want the acrylic paint layer to last longer, you may want to seal it off.
Here’s where Mod Podge comes to the rescue. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on the Acrylic paint and let it dry.
If you want you can add another layer of the decoupage medium. Do this after the first layer dries off. Mod Podge dries clear on acrylic paint.
Can you Mod Podge fabric to Plastic?
Yes, you can Mod Podge fabric to plastic. One can use the regular Mod Podge/Glossy formula to achieve this.
Wash and dry the fabric swatch before you apply Mod Podge to it.
If you want to prevent fraying of the fabric when cutting, apply Mod Podge fabric formula to the fabric swatches before decoupage.
Happy Crafting 🙂