Today I’ll show you an easy way how to make felt coasters- and you can easily make a whole set of them in an afternoon!
I love having typography elements around my home and using a die-cut machine allows you to have beautiful alphabet coasters! These would also make great gifts to friends or co-workers! Die cutting felt is super easy and oh so satisfying!
This post was created in partnership with Crafter’s Edge. All opinions, project ideas, and craftiness are my own 🙂
Supplies you will need:
- Crossover 2 die cutting machine
- Crafter’s Edge Square die cut set
- Crafter’s Edge Alphabet die cut set
- Crafter’s Edge Symbols 5 Piece Die Set
- A sewing machine
- Felt of your choice
- Sewing machine or embroidery thread
- A pair of scissors
How to make Felt coasters
The first step is to choose the felt for the project. I’m using a mix of wool felt and craft felt from my stash and I mixed and matched colors to create a rainbow.
Next, trim pieces of felt to be slightly larger than your alphabet dies, then place your felt onto the metal plate with the die facing cut side down as seen in the image below.
Run your die-cut sandwich through the Crossover 2 die cutting machine to get crisp felt die cuts!
If you have not die-cut felt before read my previous post for all of my tips: DIE CUTTING FELT TUTORIAL: FELT FLORAL COVER BOOK
Now it’s time to embroider! I used a simple running stitch to affix my die-cut felt alphabet onto a larger piece of felt. You can use an adhesive to adhere felt instead like I’ve done before here HOW TO GET FELT TO STICK TOGETHER! THE BEST GLUE THAT WORKS
After embroidering, place the Crafter’s edge Square die cut on top and cut two pieces of felt at once.
The Crossover cuts the most beautifully crisp edges each and every time! I would love to see how to make felt coasters using a circle die next!
Here is how to make the felt coasters- simple sew around the four edges of the square with a sewing machine or adhere the two squares of felt together with an adhesive. And done!
Once you master how to make felt coasters you won’t stop at just one I promise you! We love this little rainbow set of coasters in our house!
- I found it much easier to center to the alphabet on the coaster once it was sewn in place. So, I chose to die cut the square after the embroidery. If you are choosing to use an adhesive, I would suggest cutting the squares first and then adhering the alphabet on top to prevent getting adhesive onto the die cut machine.
- You can use any kind of embroidery stitch you know here or skip the hand embroidery and machine stitch everything. Do what feels easier to you.
- If you have pretty fabric scraps, those would make great contrast alphabet too!
I love how this project turned out!! The coasters are soft but lay flat and protect the table surface beautifully! When you have all the supplies out it’s easy to make a set of coasters or more and have something handmade to gift.
I hope you enjoyed learning how to make felt coasters with me today and I can’t wait to see your variations of this project! Happy Crafting!