DIY: felt square coasters

I have been wanting to make this post for a LONG time because I love crafting and wanted to try writing a diy post. Some of you may have remembered a post I did, “felt coaster virtual art gallery I.” They were photographs of most, if not all, the felt coasters I’ve made. Some friends, relatives and co-workers received these as gifts for birthdays, holidays and celebration for a new home and they all thought these were cute. If you happen to make one yourself, please let me know! I’d love to see your creations! :) Also, this was really fun to write up and a good learning experience for me since I didn’t know the technical terms for the sewing techniques. I learn something new every day! Have fun!

You will need: IMG_4866

  • Ruler
  • Thread (color depends on your preference)
  • 2 square pieces of felt (4-inch or 10-cm each side) (any colors)
  • Additional felt for decorating (I’m using a heart shape piece) (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery thread (any color)
  • Pins (optional)
  • 2 Needles (1 for thread and 1 for the embroidery thread, refer to image below)

Ideal experience/technique: hand sewing or sewing machine, blanket stitch, running/straight stitch

Assemble your pieces
The red felt is hiding behind the blue one. First, we’re going to work on attaching the heart felt piece to the blue piece.
I don’t usually use pins, but decided to use this time since they do keep the felt from moving.
Sew a running/straight stitch all around the edge of the heart. I hand sew because I’m not familiar with sewing machines. Feel free to use one if you are.
As you move along the edges, remove any pins in sections already sewed down. We want the felt to be flat and neat as possible.
When you’ve finished, make sure to end at the back of the felt to hid any messy-looking knots.
Voila! You’re done with the first part!
Assemble the pieces again
This time, attach the red felt piece to the blue one with pins.
Start sewing a blanket stitch around the edges of the square pieces. Use the embroidery thread for this.


Remember to take out the pins as you sew along.
Voila! You’re almost done! We’re going to do a little bit of cleaning of the edges.
Look at the corners and if you have any that look like this..
…simply use scissors and cut that piece off. Be careful to cut just the felt and not the thread!
You’re done! To be honest, I could have done better in sewing the heart edges and color choices, but I like it all the same!
Here’s a photograph of the back. This is what it would look like if you didn’t add any additional felt.
New friends/buddies!
Here’s what it would look like being used.

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