Friday, September 30, 2011

Wine Glass Coasters



September is National Sewing Month.  For the last day of the month, I thought I should post a sewing project.  (just barely made it -- Thank goodness I'm in PST) So here goes.

These are sewn wine glass coasters.  This is a perfect project for some coordinating fat quarters.

Materials:
- fabric square (8"x 8")  (This worked for all but one of my wine glasses - for that one, I could have used a 9"x9" square).

Here's how to make them:


1.  Fold the diagonal with the wrong side out.
2.  Sew mostly around the diagonal, leaving a small opening in the middle of one of the sides.  (I find it makes a more perfect straight edge when your opening is in the middle.
3.  Turn it inside out (or right-side out), using a pen or a dowel of some sort to make crisp corners.
4.  Iron the triangular piece.
5.  Sew a line along the long diagonal edge.
6.  Fold the 2 corners up to make a square.  If necessary, you can iron it down like this.
7.  Sew around the square.

That's it.  Your coaster is complete.  Remember to make coordinating fat quarters in a set, rather than the same fabric.  That way, it can work as a marker too (so you know which wine glass is yours).

 

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love these! What seam allowance did you use?

Fe said...

Hi. I believe I mostly used 1/4" seam allowance. Thanks for reading. :)

ketz said...

This Wine Glasses coasters are so beautiful! How I wish I could also make this for our glassware collection. Maybe my aunt can help me.

Anonymous said...

Love this idea, Awesome:-)

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