A New Project. I love the beginnings of a new sewing project: ironing the wrinkles from the fabric, laying out tissue pattern pieces, smoothing and fitting and pinning. I like having all of the pieces ready and then starting out with something new. There is always such potential at the beginning stages. No mistakes yet, no starting over or ripping out…just thoughts of what is to come and a path to set out on.
We made these wool felt coasters from some square lace doilies we found at the flea market. They are a simple cut and stitch project which requires very minimal sewing skills. Round doilies could be substituted if you have those. The simple X stitching we used will work for any shape, and a larger set of doilies would be great as trivets. To make the coasters you will need:
*Wool Felt (This is our favorite)
*Thread to Match Doilies
1. Cut felt into squares to match doilies using pinking shears. (Our squares are 3 1/4″).
2. Iron doilies if needed.
3. Center each doily on top of a felt square and pin in place.
4. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew an X through each coaster as sewn. Be careful to remove pins as you stitch and to not let the fabrics buckle.
5. Tie the stitch ends on the underside of felt and trim.
6. Make some cocktails!