Friday, October 8, 2010

Tutorial: BEYOND Easy, Laminated Coasters

We've reached the end of another fab week singing the praises of laminated cotton.  I figured we could finish with a nice, light project: Waterproof Coasters.

You can never have too many coasters.  Especially if you are like me and have no rules about where drinks are in the house.  Yeah, I know that's bad, but that's a whole other issue.  Laminated cotton keeps your furniture protected from all those nasty glass rings and wetness.  Added bonus is they take next to no room to store since they are so flat, so go ahead & make a bunch!

This is easy for ANYONE who can sew a straight line.

Here's how:

1. Cut two 4"x4" squares of laminated cotton.

2. Then cut two identical squares out of tissue paper (I use remnant bits left from gift bags to keep it cheap).

3. With wrong sides of fabric facing place them together and then place a tissue square on either side.

4. Sew pieces together all the way around with a straight stitch using a 1/2" seam allowance.

5. Rip off the tissue and then about 1/4" from the stitching, carefully cut each side with pinking shears to get the cute zig-zag edge.


Seriously, that's it.  Easy, fun and very useful.  Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY for my Mommy & Me Apron Pattern.  There will be two winners - why shouldn't one of them be you?? Click HERE to enter.  Have a great weekend!!

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  1. I use these every day and I love them. They are so convenient.

    When the glass gets sweaty they stick to it and I don't need two hands to move the glass AND the coaster.

    Best invention in months. Also I have never felt so stylish.

  2. I love how easy this is! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  3. These are fabulous and so easy too. I can just imagine the different color choices I could make.

  4. What a great, easy craft! Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have been reading all your fabulous ideas with laminated fabric, and yesterday I found an off cut on sale at the local fabric shop- very excited! Now I just have to choose which project to make...

  6. These are so cute! I can't believe how easy they are to make.

  7. These are great! This maybe a silly question but what is the purpose of the tissue?

    1. The tissue prevents the laminate from sticking to the presser foot. Another alternative is to rub some lip balm over the area that will be stitch (it will act as a lubricant) and just wipe off when done. More info on that technique here:

    2. I have never sewn with laminate and I knew there had to be a reason.


      Kathy Faberge

  8. or instead of tissue, you can get a teflon foot!

  9. or instead of tissue, you can get a teflon foot!


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