See how to make coasters using this easy tutorial. If you want to make easy and beautiful diy fabric coasters in less than half an hour, check it out!
Create your own fabulous diy holiday home decor! These diy fabric coasters are easy to sew. After creating these diy felt coasters a really long time ago, I wanted to make coasters with fabric for to make our holiday home decor a bit more festive. Perfect for Valentines, Christmas or parties!
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How To Make Coasters
These cheerful diy creations will bring variety and add more color to our holiday home decor, for sure! Use them for Christmas dinners with some diy poinsettia tabletop decor, or on Valentines together with my Valentines placemats here!
I wanted these coasters to be made in holiday colors AND I wanted to be able to use them all year long.
So here's what I've come up with: I did not specifically use any themed prints. Just sticking with the red, white, and green prints did the job. And we'll be able to use them all the time!
It's an easy project, and quick too, and you don't require any pattern for these. Just fabric scissors or rotary cutter and a ruler.
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Supplies To Make Diy Fabric Coasters:
- five scrap pieces of fabric (5" or 13cm squares) in your favorite color combination
- a 4 ½ inch (11.5cm) square of fusible fleece
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- optional: rotary cutter and cutting mat (I use this one by OLFA)
Cut Your Fabric Pieces - Step 1
Cut 5 pieces of 5" (13cm) squares. One will become the back of the coaster, the other 4 will form the front. Also, cut one 4 ½" square (11.5cm) from fusible fleece.
Add Fusible Fleece - Step 2
Fuse a piece of fusible fleece onto one of the pieces. It will become the back of the coaster.
Folding Step - Step 3
Fold the remaining four of your squares in half, wrong sides together and press.
Stack The Pieces - Step 4
With your bottom square right side up, layer the rectangles onto the square covering it. See the image below.
When placing down the fourth rectangle (see #4 on image below), flip up the first piece and tuck the last one under the first piece - they will overlap, just like the rest of the folded pieces.
Sew Around - Step 5
Clip or pin all the pieces in place, then sew along all four edges using a ¼" (7 mm) seam allowance.
Trim Corners - Step 6
Trim the corners to reduce bulk. Here's a good guide on clipping corners if you are new to sewing.
Turn Right Side Out - Step 7
Turn the coaster right side out, reaching into the center between the rectangles.
Press The Finished Diy Fabric Coaster - Step 8
Push out the corners and press. Voila!
Done and ready for holiday home decorating! Any parties or gatherings planned? Going to a New Year's Eve party, a Galentine get-together, or a birthday celebration? These diy coasters would make a great diy hostess gift, too.
Also, where I live, families would often visit each other during the holidays, so these could be a great diy gift. Make a few in advance, tie them using a beautiful satin ribbon and you've got a great diy gift ready.
Also, make sure you visit my other post, a roundup of cute little holiday decoration projects from me and my friends and fellow bloggers. All easy and free projects you can make in under an hour. Or check out these diy coasters I made using the same technique but in a different format - so cool!
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These are adorable, and I want to make some as a gift for a son’s family. I have a tip: I plan to use Insul-Bright to make them 1) heat-resistant, and 2) provide a moisture barrier. I also like these so much I want to enlarge them for pot holders! Thank you!
I am new and get confused. I had a question on the fusible fleece. Once you turn it inside out is that on the outside of it or on the inside? So when it's done do you see it? Didn't see what the back looked like on the finished project. Thanks for your help
a good question! When assembling the pieces, you need to place the one with the fused fleece so that the fleece is facing down. Image in Step 4 might help a bit: see the part marked with '1'. So when you turn the entire thing inside out, the fleece is buried between layers. Hope this helps. Happy holidays!
I love the construction, such a clever way to avoid turning out along an edge (and for me inevitably ending up a little wobbly!)
Cucicucicoo: Eco Crafting & Sewing
What a clever construction method! When I saw the pictures, I just assumed that it was a mini-patchwork. I love how you sort of wove the pieces together! 🙂 Lisa
Hihi, Lisa, you know me: clever little tricks and sewing hacks are always my favorites! xoxo,
Domenica | Easy Sewing for Beginners
These look like very festive coasters. I love the way you turned them out to finish off the project. Thank you for a great tutorial ?
I think I'll try this, it's so hard to get all the edges neat when you leaveone open for turning out then sew it up afterwards. This is a perfect solution!
Anna, thanks! Yep, I fell in love with folding because it gives an illusion of a perfectly sewn piece when in fact it's a super easy workaround even novice sewers can easily master. Love little sewing hacks, always 🙂
I love a project that allows you to combine different prints on a small item. Great gift idea!
Agree, the scrap bin is always hiding so much cute fabric for cute little projects! <3
Sum of their Stories
That's brilliant! I use this method to make little tissue pack pouches but have never thought to make coasters - genius!
They really would make a lovely gift too.