Coasters are a must have for any homeowner/apartment renter/dorm dweller who wants to keep a nice home. They have helped me keep my furniture nice for years and change up the look of a room when I’m in the home decorating mood (which is basically always). Coasters have also been one of my go-to present for housewarmings, bridal showers, and weddings recently because they are super useful and a nice little add-on to larger gifts.
For a while when I was looking for a gift or redoing a room and wanted to get a set of coasters that matched the new decor, I would purchase coasters at home stores like HomeGoods and Home Sense. However, as I started getting more into sewing I decided I could easily make my own that were customizable and washable – SCORE!
Below you will find a free printable pattern, instructions, and a video outlining how I make super simple coasters with just a few materials.
What You’ll Need:
- Printable Pattern
- (2) 5 inch square pieces of fabric
- (1) 5 inch square piece of batting or felt
- Rotary Cutter/Scissors
- Cutting Board
- Sewing Machine (I use the Brother XM2701 and love it – super lightweight and easy to use!)
- Print out the pattern and gather your supplies.
- Cut out the 5×5 inch square from the pattern.
- Laying your cutting board down on your work space, place your fabric on the board. Place your 5×5 inch square pattern on the fabric and cut out two pieces.
- Cut out one piece of batting/felt using the 5×5 inch square pattern.
- Take your two pieces of fabric and lay them on top of each other with the right side of the fabric facing in.
- Place the batting/felt on top of the fabric pieces, lining them up.
- Pin the fabric and batting/felt together.
- Begin sewing the fabric and batting/felt together with a 1/4 inch hem allowance. Be sure to leave a small opening (about 1.5 – 2 inches) that you will use to flip the fabric through.
- Using your scissor or rotary cutter, cut diagonally on each corner, being careful not to cut through the stitch.
- Flip the fabric through the small opening so that the correct side of the fabric is facing outwards and you now have a “batting/felt sandwich”- fabric, batting/felt, fabric. This will create a 4×4 square.
- Pin the opening so that it looks uniform with the rest of the coaster.
- Sew around the coaster with a 1/4 inch hem allowance.
- Iron the coaster.
- Repeat to create multiples.
If you make your own coasters be sure to share them on Instagram and tag @karmankismet so I can check them out!