DIY Home Decor: How to Make Easy Felt & Fabric Coasters

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I love Liberty of London! At nearly 140 years old, this amazing company is as relevant and respected as any point in its history. There's a wide array of pre-made housewares, clothing, and accessories available in stunning Liberty prints and, with more than three hundred fabric designs, it's fun to choose your favorites for a simple DIY!

In my fantasy world I might be tempted to drape every surface in my home in Liberty fabric, but you can do this project with any patterned fabric that you love. Even small leftover pieces have a big impact!

What You Need

Materials (enough for six coasters)

  • 1/4 yard patterned fabric (I used Liberty's Pablo Pepper, a seasonal print from a few years back, and the classic Susanna print.)
  • 18"x18" square of white wool felt
  • 18"x18" square of gray wool felt (or contrast color of choice)

Tools

  • Fabric shears or a rotary cutter, straight edge, and mat
  • Sewing machine

Instructions

Tip: Be sure to wash all of your fabric before sewing. The wool will felt up a bit more in the initial wash, but will remain consistent in future washes.

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1. Cut twelve 3.5"x3.5" square pieces of white felt, six 3.5"x3.5" square pieces of gray felt, and six 3.25"x3.25" square pieces of your patterned fabric.

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2. Cut a 2.5"x2.5" square out of the center of six of the white felt pieces.

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3. Layer one solid white piece, one gray piece, one patterned piece and one cut white piece.

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4. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the stacked pieces with a 5/8" seam allowance. Trim the edges to square up each coaster.

And that's it! Enjoy your new coasters....

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