Monday, 20 April 2015

How to Make Fantastic Fabric Coasters

Last Christmas I was given a sewing machine. I have made some lovely things on it and I wanted to make a fabric coaster.I did, and it has been very useful, but the only problem is that they stain easily and mine has an ugly orange juice stain already. If you're careful though, you can wash them. Here I'm going to give you a tutorial on these wonderful coasters.

You need:
  • 2 4.5" pieces of fabric
  • 1 4" piece of felt
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors

1. Firstly take the fabric and place the pieces with right sides together. Then, put the piece of felt on top of them and pin them all together

2. Now, using the felt as a guide, sew around the edge of the fabric. Make sure to leave a gap in between where you are sewing and the felt. Before you get to the end, leave about a 2" gap so that you can turn it.

3. Next, very carefully clip the corners.

4. Now you need to turn the the coaster so the patterned side of the fabric is on the outside. You can turn it with the felt on top or turn it and then try to get the felt inside. I personally do the second option because I find the first to bulky to handle.

5. Once you have turned it, take the raw edge of the hole and turn it in and pin. Have a look at the picture below to see what I mean.

6. You now need to do and edge stitch around the whole coaster making sure you catch the the raw edge.

7. Once it's all sewn you can press it and you've made yourself a coaster!

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