Old jeans are always in my fabric scrap box. Here’s a quick project using up cycled jeans! This post is sponsored by Nancy’s Notions. Any opinions given are completely my own. For a complete list of disclosure rules, see the disclosures page.
Craft Some Seriously Cute Coasters
I love small crafty projects. I try to keep a stash of them going for the moments when I just don’t have that much energy to create or when I am frustrated with my progress on a larger project. It always feels good to accomplish something small, I always feel satisfied with completing a small project even if it’s only a little bitty thing.
For example, I had fun making these simple coasters. We have needed coasters in our living room for quite some time, our kids are always leaving glasses of water on the table that sweat and mark the wooden surface. The struggle is REAL! I prefer fabric coasters because they soak up the moisture and are unbreakable.
I took a sewing workshop at a blog seminar earlier this year and this is what we made. I loved them! They are so simple to make, and what a great idea to use recycled jeans! The circle template comes from a quilt pattern by Nancy’s Notions. You don’t necessarily have to make an entire quilt, this project is great for a beginner sewer or when you are short on time. It’s easier than you think, here’s the rundown:
Seriously Cute Coaster Supplies:
•various scraps of denim fabric, light and dark colors about 1/4 yard of each light and dark denim
•5″ batik print quilt squares in shades of aqua or green
•Heavy weight fusible interfacing, about 1/4 yard for 5-6 coasters
•Navy or black thread
Seriously Easy Directions:
- Cut the interfacing in to 5″ squares. You should have one piece of interfacing for each quilt square.
- Cut around circle template on the denim with a quilters rotary cutter or a pair of sharp scissors. You will need to have one denim circle for each quilt square.
- Fuse the interfacing on to the back of the quilt squares.
- Position the quilt square in the center of each denim circle, wrong sides together. Add a drop of fabric glue to keep the two in place. Pin edges of circle on to top of batik fabric square.
- Stitch 1/4″ away from raw edge of denim through all thicknesses of fabric, stopping and starting each line of stitching at corners. Press when through.
You can wash the coasters after you have made them to get that unravelled look on the edge of the denim. For now, I have not washed mine, but I am sure I will eventually. Easy Peasy! Don’t forget to Pin this project!
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