Hello Lil’ Luna readers! I’m Nancy from Do Small Things with Love, and I am thrilled to be here today to share a simple tutorial for Scrappy Home Coasters. Like many of you, I have been a long time reader of Kristyn’s blog and it is so fun to posting here!
Like I said, I keep a little blog of my own where I share about all things creative but find myself drawn to the subjects of embroidery, kid’s crafts and watercolor projects more and more–sort of a strange mix, but that’s pretty much what I am! I have 2 little ones…and am expecting #3 in June…at which point life will get even busier, and I will have to redo my header :)! But, enough of that! That’s get crafting!
This tutorial for Scrappy Home Coasters fits perfectly into what I see as an ideal craft: it is quick, the supplies are cheap and in the end, they are useful. I also strongly embrace the graphic, messy look in some of my crafts, as I did in this project. Who’s perfect? Not me! And sometimes it’s fun to embrace those imperfections!
- Template (link below)
- Colorful Felt (for best results use 100% wool felt)
- Patterned, colorful scraps of cotton fabric
- Black Thread
- Sewing Machine
As a first step, download and print the template on regular computer paper. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD. Once that is down, it’s time to get busy making coasters!
Steps to make Scrappy Home Coasters:
- Cut out pieces: Cut 2 “Back” house pieces out of the felt. I used the same color for front and back, but you don’t need to. Then, cut out a roof, chimney, window and door piece out of a variety of cotton fabric. One little tip: since there is no seam allowance here, and it is good to get as precise of a cut as possible, I use this technique for cutting (check it out–it uses tape and it changed the way I craft!!)
- Next, head to the sewing machine loaded with black thread up top and in the bobbin. Now, forget all those rules about being perfect and just start sewing down the smaller patterned pieces onto one of the felt house pieces. Outline each piece a few times and if your lines aren’t exactly straight or on top of each other, good.
- Finally, place the two felt pieces on top of each other and sew around the outside of the entire thing a few times.
I like the frayed, imperfect look. I think it looks edgy and fun–and that’s how I like to think I am.
PS–I’d love for you to come and check out a few more of my favorite projects:
Darn right adorable, Nancy!! Thanks for the great tutorial. These coasters would make a great Mother’s Day gift!!
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