Embroidery Library

Oilcloth Coasters

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.


Make a set of waterproof drink coasters using oilcloth! This sturdy fabric, also called vinyl, is the perfect material for making coasters that can be used for years to come -- and beautiful embroidery gives them a style unique to you and your decorating scheme.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Oilcloth (also known as vinyl)
- Medium-weight
  (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Temporary spray adhesive
  (like Gunold KK100)
- Felt

Designs featured in this tutorial include:

- J5131, Inky Owl
- J5111, Inky Rose Trio
- J5136, Inky Iris
- J5141, Inky Butterfly Delight

Finished size: 7" x 7"

 

Free video with instructions on how to embroider on oilcloth.


Free project instructions to embroider on oilcloth.
Choose oilcloth with a knit or fuzzy back. That extra layer helps to hold the oilcloth together after it's penetrated with the needle.

Free project instructions to embroider on oilcloth.
Hoop the oilcloth with one piece of medium-weight cutaway stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider on oilcloth.
When choosing designs for oilcloth, choose designs that have open areas. Avoid anything heavy or blocky.

This inky owl has open areas and simple stitches, and it's an excellent choice for oilcloth.

Free project instructions to embroider on oilcloth.
Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle when embroidering on oilcloth, rather than an embroidery needle.

A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle, so it will make smaller perforations in the oilcloth.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
Cut the embroidered oilcloth into a 7" x 7" square.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
Cut a piece of felt for the back, too.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
Use temporary adhesive to affix the felt to the back of the oilcloth.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
Turn the coaster so the oilcloth is facing down. The embroidery foot will glide smoothly over felt -- but it tends to get stuck on oilcloth. That's why the felt side is up, and the oilcloth side is down.

Stitch the felt and oilcloth together with a zigzag stitch.

Free project instructions to embroider oilcloth coasters.
Repeat the steps to make a set of four coasters.

Free project instructions to embroider on oilcloth.
The oilcloth makes these coasters easy to clean -- and the embroidery designs make them unique to you.

Change the designs for the various seasons, holidays, or decorating schemes.


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