Cute Kitten Coasters

I made these embroidered kitten coasters as a birthday present. October has been a busy month birthday wise! Each of the designs are from Urban Threads. I like to think of them as a series expressing 4 of the 9 lives of a cat, maybe I shall make a few more to make up the complete 9!

Kitty Coasters

I promise to stop being lazy and taking photos with my phone instead of looking for the camera from now on!

Coaster back

And here's a pic of the coaster backing, a nice bright green, maybe next time I'd like to use a matching thread for the top stitching to tie the front and backs together a bit

To make, I cut a 5″ square of the front and the backing fabric, then fused a 4 1/2″ square of fleece to the centre of the coaster top. Right sides together, I stitched the 1/4″ seam, occasionaly catching the edge of the fleece for some extra security. Leaving an opening along one side for turning out, I snipped each of the corners then turned right side out and ladder stitched the opening closed. Finally I top stitched all the way around each coaster.

This was my first time making coasters and I kind of made it up as I went along, but I kind of like the result. Next time I shall try using a sharp rotary cutter blade as some of my coaster squares don’t seem to square now! Also using a backing fabric that doesn’t fray quite so much would probably make things a lot easier, especially when trying to sew such a narrow seam. All in all though, I am pretty pleased and the good thing is that they are machine washable should any drink get sloshed over them.

So here is the series:

Nerdy Kitty

This here is Nerdy Kitty having a munch on a calculator

Ninja Kitty

This is Ninja Kitty

Punky Kitty

And this is the rebel Punky Kitty!

Zombie Kitty

And finally we have Zombie Kitty, hungry for kitty brains eek!

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