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My sewing room has 2 giant bins filled with fabric scraps, this in addition to the full sized Ikea Billy Bookcase that is packed full of yardage of fabric. I have a bit of a fabric addiction. I hate to throw away small pieces of fabric because… what if a good project pops up down the road that you could make with your scraps?
There is something so satisfying about sewing up a fabric scrap project. You’re creating something from materials that most people would throw away. Plus most fabric scrap projects are quick and easy.
Stitch Craft Create recently sent me two fabulous sewing books, 50 Fat Quarter Makes and Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing. Both books are filled with wonderful photos that you can make with small pieces of fabric. I had so much fun flipping through the books, planning my next projects and playing with my fabric to see which would be the best fit for each tutorial.
Just check out these beautiful projects!
The books were so wonderful that they inspired me to create my own fabric scrap project! I’ve chatted before about how I love enjoying a hot cup of tea when creative inspiration hits. I have a vintage table in my sewing room that serves as my desk and I’ve been wanting something fun to set my teapot on to protect my table. I decided to whip up a fabric scrap teapot coaster. These coasters can be made in smaller sizes to serve as regular coasters. I love the quilted, patchwork look of these coasters and love having it on my desk underneath my aqua blue teapot!
Want to make a Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster of your own? Read on!
Fabric Scrap Teapot Coaster Tutorial
- 4- 4”X4” squares of cotton quilting fabric for the coaster front (I like the patchwork look of these coasters so I played around with different fabrics.
- 1- 7” in diameter circle cut from coordinating fabric for the backing
- 1- 7” in diameter circle cut from felt for the coaster center. If you are using a light coloured fabric make sure to use light coloured felt.
- Pencil or fabric pen
- Sewing Machine
- Coordinating thread
Step 1- Gather your materials. Make sure all of your fabric is cut to size. Lay out your squares on a table to see how you want your coaster layout.
Repeat with the bottom two squares.
Step 10- Topstitch around your project leaving a 1/8” seam allowance, closing the gap and giving your coaster a decorative look.
You’re done! Want to make a matching coaster for your tea mug? Follow this exact same project using smaller 3 inch squares and 5 inch circles for a coaster that is 4.5 inches across or 2.5 inch squares and 4 inch circles for coasters that are 3.5 inches across.
Aren’t they cute! Which color do you like better the pink or the blue?
Want some inspiration for making your own fabric scrap and fat quarter project? Stitch, Craft, Create is going to give one lucky Hello Creative Family reader an ebooks of 50 Fat Quarter Makes and another of Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing! Enter below!