You only need tiny bits of fabric and some colorful thread to make these machine-embroidered coasters, which make lovely housewarming and hostess gifts. Simply machine embroider squares of wool felt to make straight and zigzag designs; both stitches are standard on any sewing machine.
Tools and Materials
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Wool felt in one or more colors, cut into 5-inch squares
- Disappearing-ink pen
1. On each square of felt, use a disappearing-ink fabric pen and ruler to mark a design in a grid.
2. Machine-stitch along the markings, one row at a time.
This project appeared in "Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts."