Things You'll Need
- Sewing machine
If you are looking for a simple gift to sew, try making your own wine glass coaster cozies as an easy hostess gift or for personal use. The coasters prevent glass ring stains and drips and make it easy to keep track of your glass during gatherings. This is a quick and easy sewing project as it takes approximately five minutes to complete one coaster.
Cut a 7-inch square of fabric. After making one wine glass coaster, you can adjust the square size larger or smaller to fit the base of your glasses.
Fold the square on the diagonal with right sides together to make a triangle. Stitch the short raw edges using a one-quarter-inch seam allowance, leaving a 1-inch opening on one side.
Clip excess fabric from the corners to make them easier to turn. Turn the wine glass coaster inside out by pushing the fabric through the one inch hole. Gently push the corners out to make clean points. Use a pin to gently pick the corner points if needed.
Sew a decorative stitch of your choice along the folded edge.
Fold one corner at a 45-degree angle and press to hold in place. Fold the other corner at the same angle and press to hold. The decorative stitching will now be in the center of the coaster.
Top stitch close the coaster edge using a straight stitch to hold the folds in place and finish the wine glass coaster.
Add button or bead embellishments to the coaster cozies if desired.
Prevent wine glass mix-up by making the coasters out of different fabrics or adding unique embellishments to each coaster.
Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.