DIY {Do It Yourself} Friday: Fabric Coasters

Hi all, Amy here…

My mom has a bunch of amazing French Country fabric coasters that she has had for probably 15 years. I believe she purchased them at Pierre Duex {which is going out of business?!?! Seriously that store was such a HUGE part of my childhood, so sad} and I have always loved them. In fact, every kid that comes over to my parents loves to play with them, stack them, toss them. ha. We find them all over the house…my neices and nephews used to have the best time with those things.

I have been thinking that they would be so easy to make. This year for Christmas, I am going to make little baskets for my sisters/sisters in laws and put a bunch of fun handmade items in it. I thought these fabric coasters, in colors that match their homes, would be awesome! I started to search online, and sure enough, while playing on pinterest one night, I found a tutorial for them! {surprise, surprise..seriously you can find ANYTHING on pinterest!}

Here’s my spin on them…and I have to admit, Sarah did most of this! :)

Materials needed: Fabric, felt {or batting}, thread

Cut your fabric into long rectangles and then fold into squares, inside out. Our measurement was 4 1/2″ wide x 10″ long. be sure to cut your felt pieces a bit smaller, as you will see shortly. Unfortunately, we just eye balled our felt squares so we have no measurement here… sorry!

Sew the sides closed. We did 1/4″ seam.Lay your felt on top of the sewn piece, which is still inside out. and then placing your hand into the square and firmly holding onto the felt, turn the square right side out while keeping the felt inside.Fold the top inward and pin shut to help you keep them closed.Sew the tops shut and then create patterns at will.
Wahlah…6 lovely fall colored fabric coasters….And these are up for grabs! Leave a comment with your email address below and next Thursday we’ll pick a winner for these coasters and announce it on next week’s DIYF.

Happy Friday! xoxo

20 thoughts on “DIY {Do It Yourself} Friday: Fabric Coasters

  1. 1
    Jessa S says:

    These are so great! And such a great idea for a DIY bride! They would be adorable wedding favors! My gears are turning!!!!

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    Cynthia says:

    So cute!! :)

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    Rachel says:

    Thanks for sharing!!!love them!!

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    loni says:

    These are going on my “to make for christmas gifts” list for sure!

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    Terri Dingman says:

    I love these. I am thinking my year old could cut everything out for me!

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    Rachel Schiavo says: << these are lovely!!! thanks for sharing!!! :)

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    Elizabeth says:

    We quilters call these “mud rugs” they catch your “mud” from coffee & the possibilities of making mud rugs are endless!!

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    Caroline burkhardt says:

    These are so neat!

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    amanda saavedra says:

    These are so darling! I love the colors and designs! So cute! Would love them.

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    Tabatha says:

    Super Cute! I love them…

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    Rena says:

    Awesome, what a great idea!

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    Leandra says:

    Love the idea! I have a lot of vintage fabric from my great-grandma… I may have to learn how to use my sewing machine! :)

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    sheramy horton says:

    so adorable and fun!

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    Tiffany Meda says:

    Super cute!!!

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    Audrey says:

    You are creative! At times I think that you are so creative it isn’t fair to the rest of us. :) Beautiful. I am going to think about making these as Christmas gifts too. lol I am laughing because the procrastinator in me does not get much done when it comes to crafting. Please add me to the raffle of these beauties. Hugs!!

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    Marissa G says:

    Such a great idea!

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    Lysa Dulle says:

    I was in Carmel today and stopped in Pierre Duex. hey are going out of business. I bought a bag of fabric samples for $5. I will have to make coasters out of them. Thank you for the post! Jason just asked me why would I make coasters out of fabric!

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    Bonny Smelser says:

    I am going to do some of these to go with fall napkins! In fact these you made would blend nicely!’. :)
    Thanks for the idea! Great Work !

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    Heather says:

    Love your ideas- our family is doing a “homemade Christmas” this year & going to a cabin in the Smokie Mtns- will be making a few batches of these- thanks for the idea!!!

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