Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tea Cup Coasters - Sewing Project

Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.
- The Minister of Leaves -


Hello, dear friends!
How about a little sewing project. . .
A project that you can enjoy with your afternoon tea :)

These are the same coasters {different fabric} that I showed you last week


Shall we get started. . .

{{ Update }} 
Make the handles shorter than they appear in these photos.
After making these coasters for a couple of years 
I have found the shorter handles looks much better
as pictured below:


Items needed:

fabric
batting or fusible fleece
sewing machine
lace
tea cup template

The tea cup template is nothing special- 
I simply drew this tea cup shape and cut it out of paper.
My tea cup template is 5-inches in size all around.



Pin the paper template to some fabric and cut out two cups.
Cut a tea cup shape out of the batting.
Also cut a strip of fabric that is 2.5-inches wide and 5-inches long.


The strip of fabric is for the tea cup handle.
Fold both sides of the strip towards the center; iron into place.


Fold the strip in half and sew along the edge.


Now is the time to add lace or any other kind of embellishment
to the tea cup coaster - a button looks cute at the top corner by the handle.
I kept mine simple and sewed on one strip of lace at the top.

Pin the handle onto the top piece of fabric. . .
like I mentioned earlier,
make the handle shorter than what see in the photo below.


Lay the second piece of fabric {right side down} 
onto the handle and other tea cup shape.


Then, lay the batting onto the fabric; pin into place.
If using fusible fleece simply iron it onto one baskside piece.
I prefer fusible fleece because it makes the coaster a little more stiff and durable.


Sew around the edges and leave a small opening at the bottom;
trim the handles and the top corners of the cup.


Turn the tea cup right side out by pulling it through the small opening 
and iron out the creases.
Now finish it up by sewing along the outer edges of the tea cup.


Use the coasters for drinking glasses. . .





Or hang them from a shelf or rack.


I thought they looked sweet hanging from my old barn window in my kitchen.


They also make a lovely gift for someone special :)

Here are a few more tea cup coasters that I made. . .


Add buttons, layers of lace,
or fabric/lace flowers to the tea cups.


Tie them up with some lace, add a sweet tag
and they are ready to be given away :)


Here are a few more tea cup coasters. . .







. . . A Loving Recipe for a Perfect Cup of Tea . . .
1 Willing friend who loves to sit and share
1 Grateful heart to have a friend that cares
1 Beautiful garden to show us God is near
Many wonderful memories of times shared throughout the years
Lots of smiles and laughter to brighten up our days
Many prayers that we prayed for each other along the way.
- Anonymous -



Have a beautiful day, sweet friends!

* * * * * * * * * *


Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

So Much At Home

90 comments:

Anna said...

Beautiful !!! Your tea cup coasters are perfect !!!!
Have a nice day !
Anna

Angela said...

I was so looking forward to this tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to make a few. Have a fabulous day, my friend.

Blessings,
Angela

Sara D.B. said...

Hello, Stephanie!
Your tea cup coasters are lovely!!
Thank you for sharing the idea and the tutorial!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Those are beautiful tea cup designs. I love how you added the lace around the top. Thank you for sharing such a special idea with us. I will want to give these a try.

Sarah said...

This is such an adorable idea!! My sister loves tea, so I will have to make some for her. : ) I am thinking red with ric-rac would be her style! Thank you for sharing this lovely idea!

Vee said...

Darling! Love the fabric and the lace...your tutorial is wonderful. Had to pin it, of course!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Stephanie, these are perfectly darling, dearest friend! You are simply the queen of creativity and the lovelieness you share here is so inspring and beautiful!
May your day be wonderful and enjoy many more happy hours creating!

Hugs and much love to you, always...
Kelly-Anne

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Wow ~ these are so adorable and they look pretty easy to make too. I love all of the fabrics and lace trim as well. Pinned it too! Have a great day!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

They are so adorable. That will go on my to make list.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
Wow you did a fabulous job with these really pretty coasters! Makes me wish that I knew how to sew!

My Garden Diaries said...

Stephanie!!! Those are adorable!! I LOVE them! You have completely inspired me with this one as I can see making something like this for a tea party for my girls! Hands down awesome! Happy day you! Nicole xo

peabea said...

So cute. Thank you for sharing. Love your originality. I've been trying to think of something for my new serger and this is perfect. ~hugs~ ♡♥

Lydia said...

Perfectly sweet and wonderfully created; ypur home is a blessed place.

Ariadne said...

They look lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

Norma Ruttan said...

the coasters are adorable! I love the quote by the minister of leaves- clever! I do enjoy visiting here with your exquisitely pretty cups and saucers and the inspiration to set my table in a lovely way.

Faye Henry said...

I love love them Stpehanie and you are right they would make a lovely gift..
Thank you, my friend. xo

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Stephanie!Those coasters are absolutely adorable! The fabric you used is perfect, it looks like porcelain. Thank you for sharing great tutorial.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

NanaDiana said...

Stephanie!
As soon as I am able to sew again I am going to make some of these. They are just DARLING! So very, very cute! Thanks for the pattern, too. xo Diana

Huckleberry stitches said...

So very darling! What a cute idea! Love it!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Sew adorable! xoox

Home Meadows said...

What a sweet gift to make a friend (or yourself!). Thank you for sharing your pattern. Have a blessed day, Heather

magnoliasntea said...

Oh my, the tea cup coasters are just gorgeous, Stephanie! I especially like the fabric you used in the tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

Your tea cup coasters are lovely Stephanie! Sooo sweet!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So pretty Stephanie! I wish you had a shop. I'd
love to buy a pair for my Sister. I can't sew like you and most of these talented gals. :)

kitty said...

You know how I feel about these darling teacup coasters!!! They're the sweetest thing I've ever seen. You're the best! Love you to pieces!

kathyinozarks said...

thank you so much, these are so adorable

Camille said...

CUTE!!! What a sweet idea. Hugs, Camille

My Painted Garden said...

Hi Stephanie, Your tea cup coasters are adorable. I love everything that you create.
Have a wonderful day.
Erin

Polly said...

Hello Stephanie, these are delightful, thank you x
Polly

Christine said...

Simply lovely! Any which way you use them is great!
Thank you for such wonderful ideas!

Libby said...

Oh, Stephanie. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Vicky Hunt said...

Well, if that isn't the cutest thing! I love the fabric you chose for them as well. You always make the prettiest things! They do look sweet hanging from your window. Have a lovely Friday my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Margie said...

How adorable!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love these and the fabrics you chose are adorable! Love the first quote at the top of the page! I must share it with my husband....he gulps life and his coffee down!!

The Mayo Family said...

Those are super cute!
Thank you for sharing...
I hope and pray that this finds you doing well, dear friend!
God Bless you!!
Love~
Maggie

Mindy Whipple said...

Such a sweet craft Stephanie! I have a friend who would really enjoy these so I will be pinning the idea for future reference. Thanks so much for sharing : )

Liz Hockamier said...

Ok! DARLING! :) I love these.
~Liz

Wanda said...

You've just taken tea drinking to a new level with those darling coasters. Your talent is as big as your heart...and that's BIG! Love and hugs

Scrappy quilter said...

Those are just the absolute cutest. I love the fun projects you do. Great job!

CatTales said...

Such adorable coasters, Stephanie. I've missed you too. Wishing you a nice evening and a great weekend. Mildred

Mari said...

So cute! I love how they look hanging up.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

The coasters are so delightful, looks like a fun project to try. Jo

Debbie Harris said...

Those look familiar. ;-)
You always make things look so easy with your tutorials. Beautifully done, Stephanie.
I love the way they look hanging on your window,a perfect place for them.

Love you, Mom

Kelley said...

PRESH!
US!

Gotta make some of these!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Sam Newton said...

Oh Stephanie, I am so glad my friend told me about you!!! You have the best blog. I love all the adorable items you make and looking forward to making these for my friends.
Blessings and hugs,
Sam

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet Stephanie! Oh the love I feel and the smile on my face I have every time I come to see one of your creations. I am actually experiencing live twice at this moment, remembering the sunny days of my childhood when my mother would use pretty scraps of fabric to make my Barbie doll clothes! I am so happy to know you, a woman who loves the Lord, who enjoys crafting and fluffing her nest...you are so special, and these coasters are precious. Have you ever made a tea cozy? I made some once, long ago, as Christmas gifts. What fun that was.....

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Those are so pretty Stephanie! I think a banner of those would be just darling!

JES said...

Stephanie, I think this is my favorite project yet!!! I am just smitten! Thanks for sharing! :)

Conniecrafter said...

These are so pretty and I love your idea of hanging them also, I have put it on Pinterest I think these would make a great gift!! TFS!

Melanie said...

How cute! I have the perfect fabric to make some of these! Can't wait to get started. Thanks, Stephanie.

Linda Walker said...

These are so sweet! I have made something similar before but my pattern had a teabag hanging over the side of the cup. I like yours better, simple and sweet!
I would like to make some of these! Thanks!
Linda
Mysewwhatblog

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are super cute Stephanie. I love the handle that doubles as a hanger!

Dee said...

See, this is why I want to learn to sew. Those coasters are perfect. Have a great weekend... :)

Sheryl S. said...

Such pretty coasters, they make the perfect gift.

Anonymous said...

You are so creative, dear friend! I love the red and white fabric you chose. (And I love being able to comment on here....:) )

SARAH

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, These really are so cute! I am going to make some real soon!
Sent out my card today for Gracie!
I also added this idea to my sewing board on Pinterest!
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Roxy

Laura Lane said...

It's nice to see what you've been up to.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

Birgitta said...

So creative you are! These coasters are so adorable!

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

I still can't get over how cute these coasters are! You've made them look so lovely and cosy... beautifully done, Stephanie! Big hugs xx

vic said...

Oh Steph this is just adorable! I love the teacup it's so sweet your super talented
Have a lovely weekend my friend
Hugs
Vic x

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Cute coasters!! Okay, I can tell your sewing machine is way fancier than any I've ever seen up close. Fun toy! ;)

And, the recipe for perfect tea... couldn't agree more!! Have a wonderful weekend! blessings ~ tanna

Debbie said...

they are beautiful stephanie. i have not been sewing for years and would love to get back in to it. i still have my machine and this really inspired me. i think i am becoming one dimensional with my knitting, i need to change that!!!!!!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Such a sweet project, Stephanie. I love them..Happy Weekend..Judy

janice15 said...

They are very lovely. I'd like to make some too. Happy Weekend with love Janice

Nina said...

These are just adorable, Stephanie! The fabric fits so well to a tea cup coaster!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These are so pretty. I'm so glad you shared the tutorial. Looks easy enough. Hope you're having a good weekend Stephanie.

Sherry said...

I love your tea cup coasters. They are a perfect project I would love to do for my sisters. Thanks for sharing.

Sola Scriptura said...

Stephanie, these are adorable! You are so creative and have such an elegant style :)

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... so, so precious. These would make such sweet little gifts. I love all "tea" things. Thank you so much for sharing. Hope that your week is filled with sweet pleasures and simple blessings. Hugs ♥ Teri

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie,
These tea cup coasters are just too cute, I LOVE THEM!

~Sheri

OhioLori said...

These Teacups are AWESOME!!!! my "Bestest" Friend has a Birthday coming...guess what I HAVE to make for her!? We get together over Tea..every chance we can! Thank you soooo much for this Sweet idea & Tutorial!

Ohio Hugs!! :)

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial. I just learned about it while visiting Kitty's Kozy Kitchen....




Sherry said...

These teacup coasters are adorable! I'm making some today! Thank you for the tutorial.

Ruth W said...

So cute Stephanie..just posted on my Facebook page...

Jan Tanis said...

Stephanie, I always love your sewing projects and I love these precious Tea Cup Coasters! Thanks for sharing...
Jan ♥

Bethany Carson said...

Your coasters are gorgeous Stephanie! You have a real talent for creating beauty!

JES said...

Good morning Stephanie! I have featured this lovely sewing project on the Art of Home-Making Mondays today! Hope to see you at the new link up as well :)

JES said...

Good morning Stephanie! I have featured this lovely sewing project on the Art of Home-Making Mondays today! Hope to see you at the new link up as well :)

Farmers Wife said...

Absolutely charming! These are so unique, and I just have to make some this week. The red one with small flowers is my favorite :-) .

M. E. Stephens said...


These are really pretty. :-) I would like to make some myself. I have already scheduled a link to this tutorial on my blog. It is supposed to go up on Friday this week as a "Sew Happy Friday" feature. Thanks for taking the time to write it up and photograph it. I understand the effort that goes into it.

Becky said...

These are just beautiful. What fun to make. Would make a lovely hostess gifts. Found you on Strangers & Pilgrims. Thank you for sharing.

Mrs.T said...

These are so cute! I will definitely try making some of these. I know several people who would love them. Thanks for sharing!

Jann Olson said...

Well you know that they stole my heart! I think they would make the sweetest gifts! Pinning. Thanks so much for sharing them with SYC.

Dorene Blauvelt said...

These coasters are adorable and I love that friendship poem. I can't wait to make some of these. Thank you so much for sharing your creative idea.
Dorene @ seasonalchapters.blogspot.com

Hartslove said...

I love your blog and your mom's too, which is how I found yours. I think I was reading about the teacup exchanges and then I saw these fabric coasters. So very cute and pretty!! I have come back to look at these repeatedly, and on my third try to make one I still lost the handle inside, so I fudged by sewing one onto the finished coaster, an it is still nice. I will make more. Thanks for such a peaceful, grace-filled, place to visit. Alexine

June Chapko said...

I absolutely love these adorable teacup coasters. You make it so easy to do by posting the pictures and details. Thank you.

Maya said...

They looks so nice and unique. They would make any teatime happier :)

linny said...

Love these tea cup coasters. Off to make some to add to a swap I'm doing. Thanks so much for the tutorial. lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Gina E. said...

Love these coasters, but stuffed up my first attempt because I misjudged the size of the cup template! I cut the handle the size you gave, but there was no size for the cup, so I just did as you said and drew it freehand. Ah well, we learn by our mistakes, don't we!

LuAnn Braley said...

Found you through Cup of Tea and a Cozy Mystery Blog. I think I'm in love with this craft! ;) Not only are they gorgeous, but they are small enough that I can work on them without too much interference from our animals! And a super gift, all alone or in a gift basket with tea-type items!

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