Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Make Yourself Some Cute Coasters!

These Coasters are so cute because they are made by you! 

It's an easy project that doesn't take much time to do - the hardest part is deciding which colours to use!

Cut out two squares from either the same or two different fabrics. (I use different so my coasters can have two different sides). 
 To decide how big to cut your fabric, figure out how big you'd like your coasters to be and add 1/2 inch to each side of measurement.

Place your fabric with the right sides of the print facing together and sew 1/2 inch seam all the way around, leaving a 2 inch opening at the bottom ( to turn your project right side out)

Before turning right side out, trim all four corners being careful not to cut through any stitches.  
By doing this, it allows the corners to be pointy once turned out.

Turn your project right side out.  
Push out the corners (use a tool if needed)
Press your coaster so it sits nice and flat (make sure your two inch opening is turned in before pressing)

Sew another seam all the way around on the right side (this seam will close the two inch opening).

Now your coaster is complete!

There are so many variations you can do as well.   

These Coasters can be made by sewing a seam around all the sides and using pattern edge scissors to create the jagged edge.

Enjoy and happy sewing!