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DIY Fabric Coasters With Nautical Style

by - Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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Is it warm enough for summer drinks on the patio where you are? We had snow (!!!) this weekend so I'll have to wait for things to warm up, but that doesn't stop me from dreaming about sunny summer days. Today I'm joining on the Seasonal Simplicity tour hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie with 16 other bloggers to bring you simple and fun Summer DIY's to try. If you have some spare fabric and a sewing machine, you'll want to give these easy DIY fabric coasters a try!

Handmade Fabric Coasters

My favourite kind of DIYs are ones that are actually useful but also stylish. I was in need of coasters for the basement kitchenette we're putting in for the One Room Challenge, and these cute coasters were fun and super simple to sew up. I've used striped and plaid patterns to work with the nautical and coastal style of my basement, but you can use any fabric or pattern that suits your decor. These handmade fabric coasters could also make a lovely hostess gift. Gift these fabric coasters with a pot luck dish and you'll always be invited to the bbq!

fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor
fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor
fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor

This is an easy sewing project that you can tackle even if you're a beginner. It's a great way to use up scrap fabrics and the few supplies needed are likely ones you already have on hand.

fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor
fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor
fabric coaster tutorial, handmade fabric coasters, custom coasters, nautical decor, beach decor

How To Make Fabric Coasters

Materials required:

  • 1 or 2 types of fabric for the outside of the coaster
  • 1 fabric for the inside, or fusible fleece
  • Heat n Bond hem tape
  • Round object, 5" to 6" in diameter

Tools needed:

  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • scissors
  • tape measure
  • iron

Fabric Coaster Tutorial:

  1. Select your fabrics. Cotton or linens work well for coasters. You can use a single fabric for both the top or bottom of the coaster, or use two different fabrics for a reversible coaster.
  2. Find a round object 5 to 6" in diameter. Use this object to trace circles on your fabric.
  3. Cut out circles from your top and bottom fabrics
  4. Use a third fabric for the inside of the coaster, to give it some weight and body. I used a thicker cotton canvas. You can also use fusible fleece. Trace circles on this fabric and cut inside the line. You'll want this circle slightly smaller than your top and bottom circles.
  5. On the bad side of your top fabric, put two strips of Heat n Bond hem tape. Lay the middle fabric on top. Iron and set aside to cool.
  6. Place the top fabric on the bottom fabric, with the good sides facing in. Sew a 1/2 inch hem around the top and bottom fabrics. Leave a 2" opening.
  7. Turn the coaster inside out. Use a chopstick to push out all of the seams to get a nice crisp circle shape.
  8. At the opening, fold in the edges of the top and bottom fabrics and sew to close the seam.
  9. Iron your coaster to give it a finished look.
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These cute coasters look so pretty on the table! I love how they add that unexpected bit of beach decor. Time to bring on all of the summery drinks!



 

 Today I'm joined by some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their Summer DIY/Craft ideas! Just click the links below the images to be taken to their post...
 


DIY Outdoor Candle Holders at The Handmade Home
DIY Painted Coasters at My 100 Year Old Home
Outdoor Tabletop Herb Garden at Inspiration for Moms
DIY Modern Sun Art at Cassie Bustamante


DIY Shell Candles at Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Beaded Garden Markers at Zevy Joy
Easy DIY Macrame and Driftwood Wall Hanging at Dans Le Lake House
DIY Printed Fern Art at Satori Design for Living


DIY Criss Cross Outdoor Planters at She Gave it a Go
Coastal Coaster DIY at Rambling Renovators
Stamped Spoon Garden Markers at Life is a Party
Summer Porch Updates at Taryn Whiteaker Designs

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