These would make a great Father's Day gift and a chance to use up scrap fabric you might have lying around.
|Rebecca showing off her skills!|
- 8x10 piece of fabric for the 8 pieces you will cut (Fabmo supplied the materials for Rebecca's workshop. Linen and cotton works best!).
- Rotary cutter or kraft knife
- Cutting mat
- Print this pattern here to use when cutting your fabric.
Begin by selecting your fabric pieces. If you don’t find a large enough piece, you can also begin by choosing your favorite color plus a neutral (such as white, beige, brown, or black).
When selecting patterns, it’s best to vary the size of the pattern. For example, select a small floral and mix it with a bold stripe. Or a large floral pattern with a thin stripe.
Common patterns to start with are florals, stripes, polka dots and plaids. Stripes and plaids can create a nice chevron pattern.
Cut your pattern carefully being mindful of each of the cutting lines. Once you’ve cut the main part of the pattern, snip the two small diagonal slits on the edge of the right side of the pattern.
Using a rotary cutter, or a kraft knife on a cutting mat, make a slit the size of the dotted line on the left side of each pattern piece.
Now that you have completed the cutting, it’s time to assemble your coasters! You may have noticed that you created a small tab and a “tab slit” on each pattern piece.
Lay out the pattern pieces like this:
Working counter-clockwise, starting with the upper right corner, pull the “tab” up through the right corner tab slit. Repeat this step with the remaining 3 sides.
If your tab slit seems tight, you can gently snip the slit to make it a bit bigger. Be careful not to make it too large.
Enjoy your new coasters! You can use all types of fabric, textures and patterns to really personalize these coasters for your home and they make great gifts :)
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