Truth time, when I see fabric I like – I buy it. I usually have no idea what I’m going to make but it’s like an addiction. I need it. I saw this bundle of black, gold, and white fat quarters at Walmart and grabbed them up. I thought they would be perfect for making placemats for the holiday season but time ran away from me and I didn’t make the placemats that I intended to. I did make these but I still had loads of fabric left so I decided to make coasters for my desk. I made a set of 4 that are reversible. They’re super easy and anyone with a sewing machine can make them!
First, I always prewash my fabric. Then I got a bowl and traced out 4 circles in each color. I also did 4 circles of fleece (last picture) to go inside the coasters to help with absorbing condensation. You need to pick a bowl that is larger than the coaster you want because as you sew, you’ll lose some size due to the seam allowance.
To make my fabric sandwiches easier to use, I first sewed the fleece to one of the fabrics. I chose the white one because I had white thread in my machine. Next up, take your fabric and put the right sides together. Using my fabric choices: black fabric, white fabric, fleece.
Now, sew almost all the way around the coaster. Leave an opening because you’ll need to turn it right-side out. Using pinking sheers, cut around the edge. Be careful not to cut your stitches! Then you can turn the coasters right-side out. Iron them and then top stitch around them. I kept my white bobbin but added gold thread and then sewed with the black facing up.
I think they look great with my desk decor and they’re super easy. I knocked these out during nap time! What’s your favorite sewing project?