With all the sewing I do, I have a huge pile of fabric scraps. This scrap pile combined with my need for coasters for our wood end tables resulted in the easiest 30-minute sewing project!
These are quick and easy enough to make that I sew new ones for each season or holiday. I’m currently making Valentine’s Day coasters. 🙂
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Here’s what you’ll need:
Rotary Cutter or Fabric Scissors
Sewing Machine – this is a fantastic beginner’s sewing machine!
Iron + Ironing Board
Best Press Spray Starch (literally THE best stuff!)
Fabric – 2 different kinds to allow your coaster to be reversible
Batting, Interfacing, Fleece or Terry Cloth
How-To Sew Reversible Fabric Coasters
Gather all your supplies. Start by washing, drying and ironing your fabric. This is an added perk of using scraps, you’re one step ahead.
Cut your fabric into 5.5″ squares. (Note- I was working with small scraps, so I made my coasters a bit smaller. I cut them into 4.5″ squares.) I typically make coasters in sets of 4, so I cut out four of each piece of cotton fabric and four of my batting.
For this project I used quilting batting, because it’s what I had. You could also use interfacing, fleece or even terry cloth.
Layer the pieces together, starting with the batting on the bottom, followed by the 2 pieces of cotton right sides together. The ugly side should be facing out.
Pin or clip around your square. Double pin on one side to create a 2″ space – we aren’t going to sew here. This will be how we turn the coasters once we’ve sewn it.
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Sew around your coaster square, leaving a 2″ space on one side. Trim edges to roughly 1/8″ seam allowance, leaving the entire seam of the 2″ portion intact.
Flip your coaster right side out. Carefully poke the corners out, be careful not to poke a hole in the fabric.
Tuck the unsewn portion under and give it a spritz with Best Press. Best Press gives a nice crisp feel to the fabric and makes it easier to top stitch. Iron flat.
Top stitch all the way around. I top-stitch around once at either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ seam allowance.
Trim your threads and enjoy!
Such a simple project, but these coasters are cute and functional! Plus, tie up four with a ribbon and they make a perfect little gift!
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5 thoughts on “DIY Easy Reversible Fabric Coasters”
Thank you so much for your tutorial. I am new at sewing and anxious when I learn something different. I want to make coasters to take to a craft show, (I crochet..lol) but I am concerned about people having the condensation to come through the fabric onto the table. I have cotton batting but I am not sure it is the right kind. Can you give me the number of what you are using?
Hi JoAnne! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment! I typically stick with a simple cotton batting (typically the same batting I use for baby quilts). I really like the warm & natural brand, but any will work.
Here’s a link to batting I typically use (aff link) -https://amzn.to/2W4QG2Z
I make new coasters for nearly every tiny holiday and/or desire to change things up in my living room and this batting has held up beautifully!
Good luck and happy crafting!
If I use interfacing, will it be absorbant enough?
Hi there! Hmm, I’ve never tried with interfacing as it’s much thinner than batting. But you could give it a try and see how it works. Let me know the results if you try it out! 😊
where did you get those little clothespin thingees.