I love to use scraps from a project and make something else. Last summer I made some cornhole bags for Adam and had some left over duck fabric. I didn’t think I would ever use it for anything but it was too much to trash so I put it in my stash.
For Christmas I got an embroidery machine and I am still learning how to use it. I have been looking for stuff lately that I could embroidery on for practice and for different ideas. So I started looking through my stash and I found this grey and white chevron print duck fabric. I didn’t have a lot of it but lets face it chevron print is HOT these days. So I decided I’d give it a try.
Mine and Adam’s colors are red and black for the most part. When we went to Mentone we stayed in a cabin that was decorated with red and black. He purposed there and we spent our honeymoon there. So when we bought our house I decorated our bedroom in red and black to keep the memory of the cabin. Since my fabric is grey I decided I’d use some red thread and monogram our initials on them.
Originally I wanted four coasters but I messed one of them up and only had enough fabric left for three so I opts for two coasters and a frame.
The frame was one I had in my stash that was brown. I sanded it and painted it black to match.
Once I was done I realized I wasn’t sure how I was going to put my fabric in the frame and the ends not show so I decided I’d make a mat for the frame. I used some red scrapbook paper I had left over from Bradley’s birthday party (I promise I’ll share all of those details soon). I made a 5×7 mat to trim down to a 4×6 picture. Then I put my embroided fabric in the frame.
For coasters I cut the fabric to be 5″ square when I was finished. I embroided two pieces of it, used my spray adhesive to hold some batting to one piece of it and then I sewed them up wrong side out leaving a small opening to flip them right side out. Once I flipped them right side out, I pushed out the corners so that they were rounded and used my double needle to sew a boarder around them. It was the first time I had every used the double needle and I must admit I LOVED it!! I will be using it a lot more. I think it gives things more of a finished look.