Monday, August 9, 2010

Personalized Coasters.

It's been forever since I've cross stitched and I miss it. When I came across some personalized coasters in one of my sewing books I decided to stitch the personalized part instead of using stamps or embroidery. It took all of 5 minutes to cut the strips of adida cloth and stitch all of the kids names and 'mom' for me for the coasters.

I cut some really cute fabric that I picked up for $1 a yard a few weeks back into 5 1/2 inch squares. 2 pieces for the front and back of each as well as a 5 1/2 inch square of interfacing for the middle.

I pinned the name tags into place on the front piece of each coaster then stitched left to right on the top and bottom of the adida cloth to hold the name tag in place.
Then it was as simple as placing right sides together with the front and back piece of fabric, with the interfacing on the wrong side of one of the pieces then sewing all the way around. I left a 2 inch opening to turn these right side out which was tough to do. The adida fabric is stiff so if you try these out you might want to leave a bigger opening for turning.
After turning right side out I top stitched around the outer edges of each coaster, making sure to turn the opening inside for a finished looked. You could easily make the corners on these coasters square instead of round like I did by not curving around the edges. I tend to like the curve look better.

These were so quick and easy I finished my set for the house and immediately started looking for fabric in my stash that would match my mom's decor. Then I whipped out one for her and my dad. Super cute and super easy. Wouldn't these make lovely Christmas gifts for family and friends?

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Leisha said...

Look at you!! Are we going to sew something fun in September??

Jessica G said...

Of course we are!!! I still need to send you to pattern instructions for the ruffle apron. I'm going to do it now. Let me know what you want to sew and I'll have the goodies together. Would Wonder Boy want to do some too? I can bring my machine.

Leisha said...

I'll let you know - I have been looking around - there is a project for a quilt made out of fabric scraps I have my eye on....for your room!! ;-) We will likely have a hard time shaking WonderBoy if the truth be known ;-)

vemcall said...

Hi friends,

Personalized coasters will keep your event tables dry and is a great keepsake for your guests to take home. You can personalize the coasters with birthday wishes, wedding photos or even risque images to suit the occasion. Thanks...

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