DIY Fabric Coasters
September 26, 2013
I’m continuing my fall nesting with other little projects to cozy up the house and the latest is the creation of fabric coasters. I realized I didn’t have a decent set downstairs and I’m a “got to have a beverage nearby” gal.
I stitched up two sets of coasters to layer between surfaces protect against condensation, heat, or surface damage, one set for the living room and another for the family/dining room for when I’m working on the laptop or just helping with the kids’ homework.
Since I’m digging the menswear and wool fabrics this season, I was drawn to a plaid and houndstooth. If you’ve ever been to Joann you know you can find discontinued designer samples for $2 and sometimes they discount them to 50¢. Such was the case with this P Kauffman plaid and Croscill samples I found.
I combined the plaid with some faux leather cut into 6 inch squares. The project is really simple, if you can sew a straight line you can make these, and they take only a few minutes to complete.
With the fabrics inside out, sew ½ inch outside and around the edges of four sides but leave a 3 inch wide opening on the fourth side. Tip: snip the four corners while the coaster is inside out with your scissors, less fabric makes for sharper corners when you turn it right side out.
Flip your fabric right side out and choose a plain or decorative stitch on your machine to close up the fourth side and create a border along the edge of your coaster.
I used blue linen for the reverse side of the houndstooth versions.
Cozy, practical, inexpensive, and a great gift idea too!
I’m linking up to Layla’s Fall Craft party today, hop on over to get inspired by all the projects!