Fall: A time of crisp mornings, toasty backyard fires, and best of all, jumping into piles of multicolored leaves. Bring that colorful fall feeling into your home by creating a few vibrant felt coasters. Not only are they beautiful, but they'll protect your coffee table from those steaming cups of hot cocoa you'll be sipping now that the weather is cooler. Made from two layers of thick felt and a little stitching on the sewing machine, they will dress up your end tables and help you embrace autumn in style.
Things You'll Need
Thick craft felt in various autumnal colors
Thick paper and pencil to create a pattern piece
Disappearing ink pen
Draw and cut out your desired leaf shape. Place the pattern onto two layers of felt and trace around it. Use a sharp pair of scissors to cut out the leaf design through both layers of felt.
Sew the two pieces of felt together by sewing a straight stitch all around the outside edge. Be sure to backstitch the ends.
Straight stitch up the center of the leaf. Back stitch both ends.
Create a vein pattern by sewing straight stitches in from the side at an angle, turn when you get to the center line and stitch at an angle to the other edge. Repeat this four times on the leaf.
You'll definitely fall for felt when you see how beautiful these coasters can be.