Okay, I really haven’t lost my mind. I do realize that today is Wednesday. But I got so busy yesterday that I missed Crafty Tute Tuesday! So I’m officially declaring that today is Tuesday here at A2D. Anywhoo…
Do you remember braided fabric rugs? I know for many of us, just those words bring to mind tired 1980s country decor in country blue and mauve. But ever since I saw this rug from Moda Bake Shop in these fresh, updated colors, I’ve been longing to make one for my little condo.
But I absolutely CANNOT take on another large project right now, when I already have about 10,000 projects started. So instead, I opted for coasters! They’re quick, easy, and they satisfy my desire to braid some fabric…for now.
And the good thing about coasters is you can use leftover scraps of fabric (recognize those fabrics?), or even an old shirt that is never worn. I dug a chambray shirt out of the back of the closet that I’m sure Matt has never worn even once.
So gather up your scraps and let’s get started!
Starting at the beginning of the braid, curve the ends over the braid and stitch. You’ll be stitching on the bottom of the coaster.
Continue wrapping the braid around, stitching as you go along. I placed a stitch about every 1/2 inch. You want to wrap tight enough so that there are no large spaces between the braids, but don’t wrap too tightly or the coaster will curl.
Next week I’ll be showing you how to make this pillow, which I first spotted over at Scientific Housewife’s blog. I love the edge detail on this pillow, but I’m always shocked to see items like this with prices…well…like THAT. So I’ll show you how to make your own at a saving of over $180.
P.S. Today is the last day to enter the drawing for the free Virtual Room (re)Design Basic! If you haven’t entered yet, click here for details. Deadline is midnight tonight (CST), and the winner will be announced tomorrow.