Here’s what you’ll need for each coaster:
- Two 5″ squares of flannel
- One 5″ square of felt (this will be hidden on the inside, so color doesn’t matter!)
- Sewing machine and coordinating or contrasting thread – your choice!
- An iron (or a hair straightener!)
- Cut your three squares (two of the flannel, one of the felt)
- Stack these three squares on top of one another IN THIS ORDER from bottom up:
- One piece of flannel FACE UP (right side up … if your fabric has a ‘right’ side)
- And finally, the second piece of flannel FACE DOWN.
- Pin your fabric sandwich in place and begin sewing around the edges with a ~1/4″ seam allowance. One one side of the square, you’ll want to leave a gap to allow you to flip the coaster right side out. I suggest leaving about 2 1/2″ in the middle of one side (not on a corner). The white dashes in the picture above are highlighting where you should sew. Be sure to backstitch both ends of your gap.
- Next, trim any excess fabric from around your seam. When you’re trimming, however, try to leave more fabric around the gap … since you’ll be tucking this inside and top stitching to close gap.
- One more tip when trimming … leave the flannel fabric around the gap (like I just described above), but trim the felt down as shown (so the gap doesn’t get bulky when you top stitch it closed).
- Next, we’ll be flipping the coasters right-side-out. To do this, open up the coaster at the gap … between the two flannel pieces.
- Flip it right side out!
- If you flipped correctly, the felt should be tucked inside and there should be a little extra fabric at the gap.
- Tuck that extra fabric into the gap as shown and iron in place.
- To finish (and to close that gap), simply top stitch around the coaster on all four sides. Here’s where you can choose a contrasting thread color for fun.
Pumpkin Mason Jars
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 Mason Jars (I preferred to use different sizes)
- White paint primer (this is optional)
- Orange and yellow paint (acrylic or spray)
- Paint brushes (if you choose acrylic)
- Fall colored card stock paper
- A pencil
- Glue gun/Glue Sticks
- Before you paint the jars I recommend to spray them with white spray paint primer. This will help the paint to stick to the jar a lot better.
- Begin painting the jars your preferred “pumpkin” color.
- Now begin making the leaves.Cut a piece of card stock in a leaf shape and leave a long stem at the end. Fold the leaf in half to make the middle vein.
- Use an embossing tool to make the rest of the veins.
- Use a pencil to curl thin strips of card-stock. All you need to do is tightly wrap them around the pencil. This is an embellishment to place on top of the jars with the leaves
- Glue the leaves and embellishments to each lid
- Once all is dry, assemble each jar!