Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How To Make Vinyl Fabric Coasters- Hostess Gift #1

I am participating in the Exchange Program at Totally Tutorials . Dotty has matched suppliers with crafters in this wonder program. You should really check it out!

I got all my really cute fabric from Ruby Jane's Retro Fabric You can visit her blog here and her shop (to buy fabulous fabric) here!

We are getting close to the holiday season. The time where we all start to think about entertaining. I am going to be featuring some ideas for hostess gifts, so that you are all set to make a cute, affordable, personal gifts for when you are invited to some one's house for a party or dinner. Today is vinyl fabric coasters. Who can have enough coasters when they are entertaining?

Here is what you will need:5 X 5 inch square pieces of fabric (you will need two per coaster, I made 4 coasters so I had 8 squares)
Iron-on Vinyl (I find mine at Joann's)
Fusible Interfacing
Coordinating Thread

sewing machine
pinking shears
1.) Cut out your iron-on vinyl to fit your squares.
2.) Iron on the vinyl (using the package directions) to the FRONT side of the fabric that you want to be the top side of the coaster. 3.) Cut out and iron on the interfacing to the BACK side of the bottom side of the coaster

4.) pin your squares together with RIGHT sides facing OUT.

5.) Top sew a straight stitch around the edge if the coaster using a 1/4 inch seam

Here is a look at the 4 I am making so far:

6.) Trim around the out side edge with a pinking shears

ALL DONE! Front side

Back side

I think it would be so fun to make these for a house warming gift as well. it would great to try and match the colors of the decor in the house!

Be sure to check out Ruby Jane's Retro Fabric for more fabulous fabrics!

Check out some more creative projects at Poppies At Play!

See other DIY projects at A Solf Place To Land!


Almost Always said...

super cute!...the possibilities are fabrics for the could do the hostess's initial! love 'em!

Andy Porter said...

I agree with many possiblities!! Really cute!! Of course you are always welcome any day of the week to link up!! I always love seeing your wonderful ideas!!

Dotty said...

Love them Fawnda!!

Anne said...

These are so cute!! I think that iron-on vinyl just got moved up to the top of my "must buy" list.

I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


Fawn said...

Those turned out so cute! I love that idea... so useful!

Anonymous said...

Vinyl coasters -- a first for me! I also love reading about and creating DIY sewing projects. Thanks for the great tutorial!

Pam said...

Hi Fawnda! I am LOVING your tutorials! Great ideas for the holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Sheri said...

WoW! I'm thinking sports-themed for everyone for Christmas! Or maybe even photo fabric prints!! I've posted a link on Thanks for sharing!

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