Have you ever seen a photo of a room on the internet and your jaw dropped? That’s how I felt about Jenna’s entire home the first time I read her blog, SAS Interiors. I could move in tomorrow and be perfectly happy there for the rest of my life. Jenna and I have only met in person for about .05 seconds at Haven, but I’m hoping to change that next time around because I’m so in love with her style and design ideas. She’s sharing a craft project here today that’s simple, easy, and would make a great handmade gift idea for the upcoming holidays!
I’m thrilled to be guest posting today on Making Lemonade – a BIG thank you to Carrie for having me! Today, I’m going to show you how I created an easy, fun, and quick 15 minute decorating idea – Fabric Coasters. Before we begin though, let me introduce myself.
I’m Jenna, Interior Designer and Design Blogger of SAS Interiors.
SAS Interiors is a hybrid site for my Interior Design business and my creative design blog. It’s filled with DIY projects ranging from super easy to more involved creations. One of my all-time favorite DIY transformations is my reupholstered desk chair…
But now, it’s time for me to show you how I created these beautiful and simple fabric coasters. With the holidays coming up, these will make the perfect hostess, neighbor, or teacher gift!
To make the fabric coasters is quite easy and guess what… I used drop cloth material, one of my favorite materials because it’s very inexpensive (it can be purchased at any hardware store) + it’s heavy and durable. Other fabric can be used as well, but if it’s light weight, I would recommend using an interlining to make the coaster have slightly more weight.
If you’d like to make a set for yourself or for a gift, this is what you’ll need:
- Fabric (leftover scraps will do)
- Scissors or Rotary Cutter
- Sewing Machine
- Misc sewing tools (pins, thread, yada, yada, yada…)
Here is a pictorial of the steps and then I’ll share the verbal steps on the other side~
1. The size of the coasters I created were 5 x 5, so I cut the fabric 1″ bigger on each side, so 6″ x 6″ (Make any size you’d like). The front side is a decorative fabric and the backside is drop cloth fabric.
2. Pin the “right” sides together.
3. Use a 1/2″ inseam.
4. Sew all the way around, except leave a 3″+/- opening on one side so you can pull the fabric through to the “right” side.
5. Clip the corners of the wrong side and pull the “right” side through using the opening.
6. Iron all the edges and sew a top stitch around the entire perimeter. I used a basic stitch, but you can use a pretty decorative stitch like I did when creating my Holiday placemats.
And it’s complete. This is how it looks when done~
And a few more I made as a collection for a gift…
Super cute + easy, right?!
Thanks so much for letting me share a new project with you today! I hope you enjoyed it and were inspired to create some of your own.
And a big thanks to Carrie for inviting me to Making Lemonade for the day!
Thanks for stopping by, Jenna! What a fantastic and EASY idea to add personality to your home. If you love what you see, be sure to visit her over at SAS Interiors and give her some lemonade love– you’re going to love her decor ideas as much as I do, I just know it! 😉
Handmade Coasters from SAS Interiors is Day 14 in the 31 Days of 15 Minute Decorating Ideas series. Subscribe in the header to get each quick decorating idea delivered to your inbox daily, and find of the rest of the 15 minute decorating ideas series here.