Sunday, August 5, 2012

Coaster Fun : Tutorial

My friend Ashleigh and I have started a weekly craft night (Ash, we need to come up with a catchy title?!). This week we made these fun coasters. They were simple, easy, and turned out really cute. 

Here's the tutorial. 
2 coordinating fabrics (you could even use fat quarters) 
1/4 yd of non - fusible stabilizer
coordinating thread
sewing machine
cut mat
cut tool 

step 1
Cut 4 - 4.5 x 4.5 squares from fabric 1. 
Cut 4 - 4.5 x 4.5 squares from fabric 2.
Cut 4 - 3.5 x 3.5 squares from stabilizer fabric.

step 2
Stack fabric 1 and fabric 2, right sides together. Pin. Sew a 1/4 inch seam around 3 edges. On the 4th edge leave 1/2 inch opening. *Tip: leave your opening in the middle, this makes it easier to line up the edges when you topstitch later. No wonky corners.

step 3
Cut the each corner. Be sure you cut just under your seam. This allows your corners to be sharper when you turn the coaster. 

step 4
Turn the coaster right side out, using the opening you left on side 4. 

Roll your stabilizer square like a cigar. Stuff stabilizer roll through the opening you left on side 4. Unroll the stabilizer square. (You can buy the stabilizer by the yard. It comes in a ton of different weights/thicknesses.) *Tip: stabilizer is great to give fabric shape by allowing it to be stiff.   

Line up the two edges of your opening on side 4. Press in place with an iron. Topstitch around all 4 edges of the coaster. And done! 


No comments:

Post a Comment

Please be sure to leave an active email address if you would like feedback. Thanks so much for stopping by.