Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Handmade for the Holidays - Christmas Coasters

Making your own fabric coasters is an easy and inexpensive gift idea.
What you'll need:
  • 4.5" x 4.5" pieces of fabric (4 each of front fabric, back fabric, and felt for the inside)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron






1) First make a sandwich out of your fabric (right sides together) and then place one of the pieces of felt on top.  Stitch around the fabric sandwich but leave a two inch gap on one side
 
2) Cut the corners off diagonally (see below)

3) Turn right side out so that the felt will be in the center.  Fold in the fabric on gap and iron flat

4) Start sewing along the edges (starting with the side with the opening) 1/4 inch away from the edge. Sew around all four sides, on the last side stop 1/4 inch away from where you began sewing and turn, sew until you are 1/4 inch from the next seam and turn, continue doing this until you are to the center of your coaster.
5)  Once you have reached close to the center sew one of your seams so that it meets the next (see the center of my picture below.  You're done, clip any loose ends of threads and you've got your coaster!
Here's the front of my finished project:

6 comments:

  1. Your coasters are so cute! I love the fabric. I toyed with the idea of doing a spiral pattern on the placemats I made but I chickened out!

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  3. I've been wanting to make some of these, super cute!

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  4. Another great project!
    Found you through Take a Look Tuesday -- looking forward to exploring your blog in depth when I get a little more time!

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  5. I made some just like this!! Come and see! http://vintagepollyanna.blogspot.com

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  6. This project is great, thanks for posting it and participating in the FaveCrafts blog hop! Our next blog hop will be January 15 and we hope you’ll participate again. Your project will also be featured in a special newsletter that goes out to 850,000+ readers. Thanks again!

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