You should not be surprised to find out your new furniture getting spoiled by few stains, due to condensation from the drink glasses. Nothing can be as disturbing as spoiling your furniture with your own hands. However, there is nothing to worry, as you can now dress up your stemware with designer coasters, which will not only protect your furniture from getting spoiled, but will also add style to the overall decor of the home. Coasters will also help to protect the edge of glasses from hard tables and tabletops. There are many options of different size, shapes and designs of coasters available in the market. However, if you want to get a little different, the best would be to stitch them at your home. Little knowledge of stitching and few creative ideas will make it easier for you to sew decorative glass coasters. This article provides you with simple tips on sewing wine glass coasters.
Tips On Sewing Wine Glass Coasters
- Pencil & Paper
- Wine Glass
- Straight Pins
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Self-Adhesive Foam or Cork Rounds (Optional)
- Needle and Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Pick up one of the wine glasses and place it on top of a white sheet of paper. Trace its base on the paper in order to make a template of the size of the base. Once you have marked the base on the paper, cut the diameter out.
- Use the cut out sheet of paper to cut four rounds into the fabric. Use the template you have as a guide to cut out the fabric for each coaster you are planning to make.
- Take two pieces of fabric and fold those two circles into half with the wrong side facing each other. Once in position, press the fold with the iron to get a nice and crisp edge.
- Take one circle with its face up, the two folded circles and one circle with the face down to make a layer out of it or a fabric sandwich.
- Stitch along the outer line of the pattern which you formed using the fabric, leaving about an inch open for turning purpose. It is better to leave the opening where there are only two layers of fabric and not where the folded circles are involved.
- Once the stitching along the sides of the fabric is over, turn it right-side-out and press the edges flat. The next step is to turn under the opening and press the edges in place to make it easier to sew them closed. While sewing the coaster, if you notice that the creases are bunching up on the inside part of the coaster, turn it around and trim off the seams down. Make sure that you don’t cut closer than eighth of an inch to the seam.
- Once you have stitched the entire coaster, stitch also the opening that you had left open. Press it again with iron if needed. This will give you a brand new slipper-style coaster for your wine glass.
- Sewing Machine
- Cut out a 7” square from the fabric, as a rough estimate to start off with.
- Once you have cut the square out of the fabric, fold it on the diagonal with the right sides together in order to give it a triangle shape. Use one quarter inch seam allowance to stitch together the short, raw edges of the triangle. Make sure that you leave a 1 inch opening on one of the side of the fabric.
- Cut out any extra fabric along the sides to make it easier to turn around. Once you have the perfect shape, turn the fabric inside out through the 1 inch hole. Push the corners out to make clean points gently. You can use a pin to pick the corner points if required.
- Now it is time for you to show your talent in stitching. Sew along the folded edges in any of the decorative stitch form you are comfortable in.
- Fold one of the corners and press it to keep in place at an angle of 450. Similarly, fold the other corner at the same angle. You now need to sew through the middle of the coaster.
- Once the sewing is over, stitch close the coaster edge, using a straight stitch, in order to hold the folds in place and with this finishing the wine glass coaster.
- You can add beans and button embroideries to the cozy coaster to enhance the attractiveness and looks of your wine glass coaster.