Those of you who have visited here before may have seen my post during the Summer Sun(day) series for Wine Glass Coasters – pretty, vintage and very practical, they looked great when eating or entertaining al fresco over the Summer. So they’re back and transformed, this time using beautiful Christmas inspired fabrics ready for Christmas parties and lunch on the Big Day itself! I can’t stress how easy they are to make and you only need an hour to make a set – perfect as you begin to step into the whirlwind that is Christmas prep! I had so much fun choosing my Christmas fabrics at the Corner Patch in early July when they arrived in stock and I’m so excited to finally be in a position to begin to make use of them!
If you would like to make your own, you will need:
- 20cm Ribbon
- A wine glass
- A protractor
- Matching or contrasting thread (if you’re less confident, go with a similar colour thread)
- Tape measure
- Tailors Chalk (or pencil)
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
- First of all, you’ll need to work out how bigger circles to cut. The bottom of my glass measured 7cm across, so I cut my circles so they were 10cm across, giving me room for a seam allowance, and enough space to slide the coaster on and off the glass.
- Cut out 4 x 10cm circles from your fabric and 1 from your wadding
- Fold two of your circles in half and press along the crease
- If you want to make them a little more special, add a piece of ribbon around 1-2mm from the crease and stitch on with two lines of stitches
- Place a circle pattern side down on your work surface, then layer on your wadding, another circle right side up then your two half circles right sides down; pin in place
- Stitch around your coaster 5mm from the edge
- Turn your coaster the right way and you’re all done
- For an extra touch, you could always sew on buttons, flowers or sequins
Have you thought about making each coaster from different Christmassy fabrics? It’s the perfect way to know whose glass is whose when you have family or friends round. If you’re running a little low on Christmas fabrics, you could always use a Christmas pattern for your top circles, and a plain fabric for the bottom. The Summer version of the coasters were very vintage inspired – now we’re into the Christmas season, why not consider a bit of sparkle in your trim? Have fun making them, and more importantly using them and spending lots of time with family and friends this Christmas!
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