Just in time for the holiday season!
# assorted holiday fabrics - this means anything from cotton prints to silk or velvet, why not try something really exotic!
# matching thread
# chalk or other marker
For each coaster cut 4 5" squares of holiday fabric.
Layer two of the squares on top of one another with wrong sides together. You will be looking at the right side of the fabric.
Fold remaining two squares in half wrong sides together and place on top of first two squares. The folded edges face the middle. These two folded edges should overlap slightly. Pin all layers together.
Trace around base of your wine glass.
Stitch 1/4" away from markings thru all layers. Backstitch on folded edges for added strength. Trim away excess fabric and turn. Push out fabric gently and press lightly. Now comes the fun part. Embellishing each one. Use whatever you may have on hand.
As you can see these are easy for anyone to make. Ideally, each one should be a different fabric so everyone knows which glass is theirs. You can embellish these with ribbon roses, embroidery or leave them plain. Almost any fabric can be used. They can be very elegant or more casual, depending on your lifestyle.
Mary Wilkins has three grown children and six perfect grandchildren. Completely self taught, she has been sewing, and crafting for over 30 years. Her website http://www.sew-whats-new.com has been recognized in many sewing magazines and newsletters alike.
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