Sewing with felt can be fun, quick and easy. Ashley Hough shows you how to make easy felt coasters in the shape of orange slices.
Supplies for Felt Coasters
For the easy sewing with felt project, all you really need is felt, your sewing machine and something to trace as a circle template. Ashley explains that she likes to use white craft felt and then a bright color for the background and accent pieces. While they may be called orange slices they can absolutely be made in any color. To cut the circles from the felt Ashley shows how she cuts a larger circle from the background color first, then cuts a white circle just a tiny bit smaller and then lastly, an even smaller circle from the first color.
Construct of Felt Coasters
Once you have the circles cut you need to turn the smallest circle into the accent wedges of the orange slice. To do this, Ashley shows how you can draw lines across the back to section off the circle and then cut along those lines. Once those are cut you can begin to layer your felt coaster. Ashley shows how to layer the white circle onto the background circle and then how to place the accent wedges. She then pins everything in place and explains how to stitch it.
There are several different ways you can stitch the felt coaster together depending on the final look you want. Ashley also explains that you can use a fabric glue and make it a quick and easy no-sew project.
Once you see how easy these felt coasters come together you are going to want to make several sets. Customize them by adding small ‘seed’ stitches to them as decoration or by making them out of your own felt by learning how to felt wool.