How to Make Easy Coasters – seriously. They are quick and easy, and they can be made from fabric that is personal to the person receiving them or that you just like.
Step 1: Choose at least two fabrics.
Step 2: Iron the fabric.
Step 3: Cut four 5″ squares of both fabrics. Lay out four sets of squares right sides together.
Step 4: Lay the four sets of 5″ squares on batting. I like the batting to be bigger than the fabric squares at this point. Pin at corners. I also use 2 pins to mark where the opening will be so I don’t sew all the way around and have to rip out stitches.
Step 5: Sew around all four sides of each coaster, leaving enough open on one side to turn right side out.
Step 6: Trim off extra batting. Clip corners close to stitching to get rid of the extra bulk so that when turned right side out, the corners will look like corners.
Step 7: Turn each coaster right side out. Make sure corners are as square as possible (use a semi sharp pencil to gently poke the corner out). Pin the opening closed. I pin the corners for extra stability while sewing.
Step 8: Over-stitch in thread of your choice one half of the width of your pressure foot all the way around each coaster. Trim threads.
YOU ARE DONE WITH A SET OF COASTERS – GOOD JOB !!
I did this set in a bit over an hour because of noting the directions and taking photos. The first set may take a little longer, but I doubt once you do a couple sets that this will take you more than an hour to complete. A great way to make gifts, or to make yourself an easy new useful item. Can be made to match any interest or decor.
Finished size: About 4″ each.
Machine wash in cool water, and dry in medium heat dryer.
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