Plaid flannel coasters can be made easily with cork and a thrifted shirt. Here’s the how to
When the weather starts to cool, I get in the mood to pull out the flannel and jeans. And what’s better than turning some of those old plaid flannel shirts into some fun, upcycled projects? Today I’m going to be making DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters from a new fun crafting book, Crafting with Flannel by Sarah Ramberg.
I’m joining my Thrifty Style Team friends today to bring you all kinds of inexpensive Fall home decorating ideas! Thanks to Julie at Redhead Can Decorate for hosting this group. I’ll have all the rest of the great ideas & inspiration down below.
Crafting with Flannel Book
The Crafting with Flannel book is written by Sarah Ramberg, author and creator of the blog SadieSeasongoods. Sarah is one of the most creative and inventive bloggers I know. She is a true trash to treasure gal like me, and I’m always wowed at the ideas she comes up with for her thrifted finds; she can upcycle anything! Her amazing book is full of easy, fun flannel projects, perfect for gifting or your home. All you need to start is an old or thrifted shirt!
DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters
- old plaid flannel shirt or fabric yardage
- cork tiles
- embroidery floss to coordinate
- fabric scissors and pinking shears or
- rotary cutter with pinking shears blade
- cutting mat
- spray adhesive for multi surface
- embroidery needle
- Cut cork tiles into desired coaster size. 4" square works well.
- Cut fabric 1" larger than cork coasters. Pay attention to plaid fabric pattern to line up what part of design you desire.
- Use spray adhesive on cork square and attach 1 piece of fabric. Press down. Turn over and do the same with the other piece of fabric, sandwiching the cork in between. Follow dry time directions on bottle.
- Divide a length of embroidery floss in 1/2 and stitch around, close to the cork edge. Use any stitch you like.
- Trim extra fabric off edge with pinking shear or rotary pinking blade.
The book shows a chain stitch and a running stitch around coasters with a pinking shear edge.
I used a blanket stitch for 4 of my coasters edges. There was only a small margin of fabric around the cork. The blanket stitch was a nice finishing edge also.
Great way to brush up on your embroidery skills!
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Crafting with Flannel: A Beginner's Guide to Making Gifts, Accessories & Home Décor
Think I definitely need to practice a little more on my embroidery stitches; I was a little rusty on the blanket stitch!
But these cork flannel coasters were so easy and fun to make, and a great way to use some old plaid shirts! I did prefer the feel of the wool plaid better…of course, it was an old Pendleton jacket.
Crafting with Flannel is a great book, full of easy crafts to make for yourself, or for gifting! I think Sarah knocked it out of the park with this handy book. What a fun way to celebrate flannel!
Hope you enjoyed this DIY Plaid Flannel Coasters how to. I’m excited to see what the rest of my Thrifty Style Team friends came up with for Fall home decor ideas!
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