If you want to try out an easy sewing project and use your custom iron on clothing labels, you can make oilcloth coasters in less than 30 minutes. These coasters are durable and look super cute on your tables, especially when paired with a tablecloth. You can create these with leftover fabric scraps.
- Sewing machine
- Several 3 1/2 inch squares of gingham
- Several 3 1/2 inch squares of cotton material
- Iron-on vinyl
- Iron-on labels
- Sew the gingham squares onto the cotton squares with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Use a contrasting thread color for a fun take on the design. When choosing cotton squares, you can use any design or color.
- Take the iron-on labels and place one on each coaster, near but inside the seam. Iron the label according to manufacturer directions.
- Press the vinyl onto the gingham and trim it to 1/4 of an inch. Iron the vinyl onto the material to seal the design. This makes it waterproof on the top side.
These coasters are cheap, simple, and fun to make. They are ideal for beginners to the sewing machine. However, the coasters offer the ability to be customized, which may lead to the ability to sell the designs at your local craft booth or contract with a local boutique. Avoid common beginner mistakes by measuring all of your fabric out and cutting it accurately. Once you are comfortable with the design, you can experiment with the design and shape of the coasters.
For more information on how labels can make your projects more personal, contact us at It’s Mine Labels!