Want to know a quick and fun project to use up some cork scraps? Or maybe you want an easy project to try out cork? I thought up these cork coasters and they are so fast to make. Here's a quick tutorial.
You'll need for a set of 4 coasters:
Cut the cork into 3.5" squares, and the stabilizer/plastic canvas into 3" squares.
I used a small piece of Wonder Tape to hold the plastic canvas in place so it didn't shift. Center the plastic canvas on the wrong side of one piece of cork, leaving a 1/4" all the way around.
Now take another piece of cork in the second colour and sandwich the plastic canvas between the 2 pieces of cork, clip together and sew! I used a longer stitch length than usual for a nice smooth look, and a scant 1/4" seam allowance.
Once they're sewn together, you may want to go around each edge and trim to make sure the edges match up from each side. If you want to add the metal corners, check out the listing page for a simple tutorial.
I've got some fun ideas for these too, like reverse applique with fabric underneath peeking through, or fancy stitching... so many possibilities and with a project this quick, you won't take long finding a way to add your own creative spin!
Time for another swap! The Sew Sweetness Minikins bundle is full of great, quick patterns that make a perfect swap item. Even though the projects are fast to sew, I'm giving you plenty of time to complete the swap, so it's meant to be fun and would be perfect for first-timers! Sara of Sew Sweetness has also offered up 2 gift certificates to be won by swap participants!
If you haven't been in a swap before, that's ok! To sign up, fill out the form below, making sure to read the expectations at the bottom of the form. Basically, you sign up, wait for a partner, then once you've been assigned a partner, get started! Choose any pattern in the minikins bundle to make for your partner. You can add extras or even make a second minikins if you like, but it's not required. You'll need to check in twice on Instagram so I can make sure everyone is on track.
Checking in with me involves posting a picture on Instagram, tagging me @reecemontgomery, and including #MinikinsBagSwap. First check in is due February 18, showing which pattern you've narrowed it down to and hinting at fabric selection; basically just showing that you're ready to get started. Second check in is due February 28 and should show me that you'll be able to send your item on time. Items due to be mailed March 7.
For added fun, and if you're looking for one more push to grab the Minikins bundle and join, there are 2 gift certificates to be given away to participants. Once projects have been completed, a random drawing for 2 winners will be done. The prizes are a $25 and $50 gift certificate to use in the Sew Sweetness shop. Completing your check ins and sending your swap item automatically enters you in the giveaway.
Fill in the form to enter the swap!
Once you've submitted your form, repost my swap announcement picture and tag me @reecemontgomery with #MinikinsBagSwap to show you've entered. Make sure your profile is public so I can see your posts.
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