I enjoy an easy (key word – easy) sewing project in between crochet and knitting. These coasters are great because the faux leather looks super cool and wipes clean easily. The burlap and leather together is what I think makes them unique. I originally had made these for myself, but gave them to my mom after she liked them so much for her mountain home. Wait….she took my last scarf too. I’m sensing a pattern here…ha ha!
You will need:
- Faux leather (you can get this at any fabric store)
- Measuring Stick
- Sewing machine
- Pins (optional)
To Make the Coasters:
- Use your measuring stick to measure and draw out straight lines on your burlap in order to make a square. Cut out your squares. You will make four (or however many coasters you want) squares of burlap (any size you like). Mine are about 5″ square. Iron your squares with a warm iron (not hot) so they lay flat.
- Remove the outside strings from each edge of the burlap. I took out four from each side. This creates the fringed edge. I have seen edging like this that is not sewn. I decided to sew mine with a zig-zag stitch to hold the sides in place after removing the edge pieces.
- Cut four SMALLER squares of faux leather, which you will sew to the burlap. Mine are about 3.5″ square.
- Place the faux leather in the center of the burlap ( Use a pin if you need help holding it in place. Just use caution not to make holes in the leather). Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the entire outer edge of the leather.
You will follow these instructions for each coaster. You also may want to use a warm iron (NOT hot) on the back of the coasters when done to finish them off as they can tend to curve up on the ends. A really fun and easy sewing project with a rustic, fun result!
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