I made these sweet coasters using a tutorial from The PurlBee, and they’re great! On top of looking adorable, they are very straightforward and a great activity for those of us who like to have something to work on while unwinding after a long day. For a complete rundown, and the pattern for cutting out the felt pieces, check out the original tutorial here:
What you’ll need:
- citrus-colored felt (I was easily able to find yellow, orange, green, a blood-orange red, and a hot pink)
- white felt
- white embroidery floss (I went with this for a chunkier look than the original one)
- a big, sharp needle
- sharp scissors
- for best results, I recommend adding a glass of wine
- this pattern from The PurlBee
- I found it most helpful to cut out as many pieces ahead of time as possible, so I wouldn’t need to keep going back and forth from cutting to sewing.
- It would be redundant for me to rehash all the steps from The PurlBee, but I will add a couple tips:
- You should be prepared to wing it a bit! The pieces don’t always line up exactly how you want them to, which is tricky because you’re trying to form a little circle out of wedge-shapes, so be prepared to have to trim them as you go!
- The pieces may shift around a bit while you’re sewing them, even if you’re able to pin them down. I found it worked fine (and was maybe easier) to lay the pieces out to start, then set all but one wedge aside and just sew one at a time. There are fewer pins to accidentally jab yourself with that way.
- Experiment and have fun!