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No-Sew Fabric Coasters (Vintage Style!)

Learn how to make simple, no sew, DIY fabric coasters with a vintage scarf and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, these coasters are very easy to make. If you can use glue, you can achieve success.

How to Make No-Sew Vintage Style Fabric Coasters

Hi there! It’s Shannon from Rosyscription again. I think I’ve shared this with you before, but I have a THING for vintage floral fabrics. I can’t help it. Every time I’m in a thrift store or antique shop, I head right for the scarves, linens, and handkerchiefs. I love it when I find a great print!

I’ve had this old red and pink floral scarf for ages. It was a hand-me-down from my husband’s aunt. We can never have enough coasters in our house, so I thought it would be fun to make a set of coasters with the fabric.

No Sew Fabric Coasters

What makes these quick and easy fabric coasters no sew? Why, Fabric Mod Podge of course. Instead of using a sewing machine to attach the fabric pieces together, you’ll use decoupage medium.

Yes, the coasters can still be washed, even when you use Mod Podge. If you can, hand wash and dry. But if you want to throw them in the wash, use a cold cycle. Then let them air dry so you can flatten them.

As far as the cotton batting normally seen with fabric coasters, you can still include that in the middle. Just cut that piece a little bit smaller so that it doesn’t poke out the edges.


Are you ready to try this project? Grab your decoupage medium and make your own coasters today by following these simple steps.

Simple DIY decoupage felt and fabric coasters

Gather These Supplies

Vintage fabric, pair of scissors, felt, Mod Podge fabric, and a foam brush

Instructions

Using a ruler and craft knife, cut out 4” x 4” squares of felt. Cut out swatches of your decorative fabric that are closer to 5” x 5” in shape (you do not need to be exact with the decorative fabric).

Cut out squares of fabric and felt using a pair of scissors

Apply a medium coat of decoupage medium over the felt square. Firmly press the decorative fabric over the glue and felt, smoothing out any bubbles.

Repeat with the other felt squares and fabric. (Note: be sure to use Fabric Mod Podge so that the coasters will be water resistant.)

Brush Mod Podge onto fabric with a foam brush

Brush a thin coat of decoupage over the top of the decorative fabric. Make sure to cover fabric that extends out beyond the felt square.

This layer will help seal the fabric, give it a shiny, oil cloth appearance and prevent fraying in the next step.

felt and fabric DIY decoupage coasters

Once the decoupage is dry, carefully trim the excess decorative fabric away from the felt square. Since the fabric has a coating of decoupage on it, it should cut without fraying.

felt and fabric DIY decoupage coasters

These simple coasters would make great gifts. I love that you can customize them for the season or holiday, too!

Learn how to make simple DIY coasters with vintage fabric and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!
Learn how to make simple DIY coasters with vintage fabric and decoupage medium. These are so easy and make a great gift!

Fabric Coasters

Yield: 4 coasters
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $2

In this no sew fabric craft, you'll learn how to make these cool cloth coasters! You can use Mod Podge and any of your favorite home decor fabric to make them.

Materials

  • Decorative fabric - at least a 10" x 10" square
  • Felt - at least a 10" x 10" square
  • Mod Podge Fabric

Tools

  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • Ruler

Instructions

  1. Using a ruler and a craft knife, cut out 4” x 4” squares of felt.
  2. Cut out swatches of your decorative fabric that are closer to 5” x 5” in shape (you do not need to be exact with the decorative fabric).
  3. Apply a medium coat of decoupage medium over the felt square. Firmly press the decorative fabric over the glue and felt, smoothing out any bubbles.
  4. Repeat with the other felt squares and fabric.
  5. Brush a thin coat of decoupage over the top of the decorative fabric. Make sure to cover fabric that extends out beyond the felt square.
  6. Once the Mod Podge is dry, carefully trim the excess decorative fabric away from the felt square.
  7. You can use your coasters with glasses immediately.

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walt

Saturday 28th of February 2015

could one do the same thing as a place mat. could they be washed or simply wiped off after a meal

The CraftStar

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

what a great idea. I have to share a story with you, my boss cut her finger with a pair of scissors, and she didn't have any skin glue, so she used her mod podge. The next morning, the cut was healing nicely. lol

Amy

Tuesday 24th of February 2015

Oh wow, that's kind of amazing! Who knew?? :D