How to Sew Wine Glass Coasters

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    Although wine glasses seldom generate the condensation that makes coasters necessary, the trend towards dressing up stemware is a fun way to continue the theme of a party or to protect glass edges from hard tables and countertops. Several varieties of these can be found in stores, disposable paper and chic décor alike, but it is not difficult stitch up a set of your own. The coasters, paired with a bottle of wine, would make a great housewarming gift.

    Things You'll Need

    • Wine glass
    • Pencil
    • Paper
    • Scissors
    • Fabric
    • Straight pins
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Sewing machine
    • Needle and thread

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    Trace the base of your wine glass onto a piece of paper to make a template. Cut it out with scissors.

    Cut four rounds of fabric 1/2-inch past the template line for each coaster you plan to make to accommodate a seam allowance.

    Fold two circles in half, wrong sides together, then press along the fold with an iron for a crisp edge.

    Layer the pieces one circle face up; the two folded circles with the straight edges in, and one circle face down; making a fabric sandwich.

    Stitch just outside the line you transferred to the fabric from your pattern with a sewing machine or a needle and thread. Leave about 1 inch open for turning where there are just two layers of fabric, and not where the folded circles are located.

    Turn the coaster right-side-out and press the edges flat. Turn under the opening and press the edges in place to make it easier to sew them closed. Stitch the opening closed and press the completed coster with an iron.

    • If you find your seams are bunching up inside the coaster, turn it back inside-out and trim the seam allowance down, but no closer than an eighth of an inch to the seam.