Crazy Coasters

Hello all!  Here is a project I shared over at Sugar Bee Crafts a few week’s back.  I still love it, and have my coffee sitting on one of them right now!  Enjoy!

This is a super simple project that will add a little funky charm to your living room.  (is there any other kind of charm than funky charm?!?) And plus, they are really fun to make!

Just a little side note before we get to the project:  I draw inspiration from all sorts of places and this project was inspired by all the “free motion” sewing/quilting I have been seeing.  I don’t have a free motion foot for my machine yet, but it is definitely on the list and the good news is that this project was easy to do without a free motion foot!  I am drawn to projects that are “messy”, so the free motion sewing is right up my alley.

So, who’s ready to make some CRAZY felt coasters?

Various Colors of Wool Felt
Sewing Machine (regular foot or Free Motion Foot)

Here’s the how to:

  • First, cut out three circles for the front of the coaster in three different felt colors and various sizes.  Cut also a second larger circle for the back.  (Now, since wool felt is more expensive, I used cheap acrylic felt for the backing of my coasters).
  • Next, head to the sewing machine with the top three pieces arranged, and the bottom backing piece behind.  Start at one edge and sew in a spiral around the coaster until you reach the center, making sure to tuck the top circles under the sewing machine foot as you go.
  • Then, trim any parts of the edge that don’t match up, or where the back piece is showing.
  • Finally, head back to the sewing machine and go nuts sewing around and around and around the edge. This step is really fun.  Make sure that the lines are a little messy and that they aren’t all on top of each other.

And…done!  Pour yourself a cup of tea, garb your book and relax!

I love it!  This project is a nice marriage of craft and art!



  1. Susan@Organized31 says:

    Lo-ove these! Maybe it’s the craziness or maybe because I think I could actually handle the sewing, but I’m gonna give these a try.

  2. Oh my gosh, these are SO SO FUN! Love them!! Pinning, stumbling…

  3. These are so CUTE!! I’m in LOVE!! I’m totally making these! 🙂

  4. I love love love these coasters! Just my style: a little wonky, a little funky!!!
    You are my type-a-girl!!!
    hugs x
    Crystelle Boutique

  5. Eva {Tales of the Scotts} says:

    I love these Nancy! I love felt and these are cutest!

  6. Love the coasters!

  7. Chelsea@getyourcraptogether says:

    What a fun idea! This could be a great project for kids and mother’s day! Good inspiration! Thank you for sharing! I’d love to have you visit me at Get Your Crap Together! We have a Pattern Party with free patterns from the 1st of the month to the 10th that I’d love for you to check out. See you soon!

  8. These are so cute! I love them 🙂 And felt would be such a great coaster too.. With summer coming up there’s the drinks that sweat and leave rings on the table.. I’ll have to make some of these 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing with us at Weekend Wonders. Hope you’re enjoying your week so far!

  9. Aarrgh! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Goin to do this ASAP!
    Visiting from Ginger Snap Crafts xxx

  10. Krista Low says:

    I love these coasters! They are so fun. And simple too! I need to make a bunch of these for my house. The others keep disappearing… Fabulous post! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  11. TitiCrafty by Camila says:

    This is so cool! I love things like this, it’s so fun! I would love if you could join my Bewitch Me & Titi Link Party It is Live now until midnight, and the pin Hop!
    Have a lovely day!

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  12. Adorable and fun!

  13. Susan@Organized31 says:

    You inspired me to make my own coasters. See them here

  14. Chiwei @ One Dog Woof says:

    I saw these on Amy’s page, and really just love them. I commented on her post, but wanted to stop by here and also tell you they are so MOMA-esque – they remind me of Kandinsky art! Pinning!

  15. Featuring 2 of your projects today! Thanks so much for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! 🙂

    Ginger @

  16. Wonderful idea! Pinned!

  17. So cute and fun!! They remind me of Cinco de Mayo…LOL

    Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursdays!!


  18. HI Nancy
    wonderful idea, these are so cute!
    La Sportina

  19. Just perfect for me this, since I can stitch wobbly circles perfectly!
    Its the perfect round circle stitching I cant do lol
    An ace idea this : )

  20. i like the messy look!

    thanks for sharing your tutorial! i set a link and hope you agree.

    best wishes, doro von hand zu hand.

  21. Nancy –
    Love this project & have been making these with my sewing students this week.
    I also blogged about it ( & added links back to your website.
    Thank you!

  22. joy ermita says:

    Love it! Do you think they would turn out just as good without using wool felt? I only have acrylic on hand.


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