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How to Make Fabric Coasters

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Sizing Women
Style Holiday, Retro / Vintage, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Materials: 2 4.5" square pieces of fabric per coaster 1 4" square of felt or batting per coaster coordinating thread 1. Cut two 4.5" squares from your coaster fabric and one 4" square from your felt or batting. 2. Lay one fabric square down, right side up. Lay second fabric square on top, right side down, lining up all the edge. Lay felt square on top of that, centered. **NOTE: The layers aren't lined up in this picture because I wanted you to be able to see their order. Look at the next picture for howthe little fabric sandwich should look.. 3. Pin the whole stack together. 4. Starting about an inch from a corner, sew around the square with a 1/4" seam allowance, stopping before you get back to the beginning so there's a 2" gap. Backstitch at beginning and end. Feel free to catch the edge of the felt in the seam from time to time if it's close. 5. Clip the corners, being careful not to get too close to the seam. 6. Turn the whole thing inside out so that the felt is on the inside. The felt isn't technically attached to anything unless you caught the edge in the seam, so be a little careful when turning it. It really isn't that hard though, the texture of the felt makes it stick pretty easily to the fabric. You'll need to use a point turner, knitting needle, pencil or other blunt point to [carefully!] poke out the corners and make sure the felt corners are all the way stuffed down in there. Press the whole thing flat and turn under each . 7. Starting at a corner, topstitch all the way around the coaster 1/8" from the edge, backstitching at the beginning and end. If your sewing machine can offset its needle, move it all the way over to the right and it will be easier to get right along the edge. 8. If you want, you can add a decorative "X" over the coaster to make it look more finished. Just stitch a straight line diagonally from corner to corner, backstitching at beginning and end, then repeat for the other two corners. 9. Your first coaster is done! Repeat for as many coasters as you want to make, then arrange them proudly on your coffee table.

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What are you most proud of? How easy it was.

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