When I was a kid I totally and 100% believed in astrology.
That might not be true now, but that love has been transferred to astronomy instead. I love watching the stars and hearing about the latest discoveries in space.
I’ll be honest; this project was supposed to get finished weeks ago. My three weeks away in Finland were so hectic I didn’t even get the chance to watch the Perseid shower, let alone make coasters in honour of it. C’est la vie.
Here’s a star-loving project for my fellow astronomy lovers. Fabric is courtesy of Zazzle.
- Vintage Constellation Map fabric c/o Zazzle (affiliate link)
OR any suitable fabric, simply use a circular template
- Bottom fabric of similar weight (I’m using grey denim)
- Wadding (I’m using spare 2mm wool felt)
- Sewing needle & thread
- Fabric marker.
- Optional: Sewing machine
Putting it all together
First, cut all three layers of material. As the design of the constellation fabric shows through the back, I traced the edge with fabric marker.
Sandwich the layers right sides together. (Constellation on top, denim in the middle, and wadding on the bottom.)
I recommend having a healthy dose of caffeine before sewing, as I did this step wrong the first go around. For now, I will pretend my coaster with the felt on the outside is deliberate—however impractical a white-bottom coaster might be.
Pin and sew! I’m still mastering curves with my machine so this project was the perfect excuse to practise. If you’re a novice like me, you will get better, rounder results sewing by hand. It just takes a teeny bit longer.
Be sure to leave a 1-1.5 inch long gap.
Trim the seam allowance and snip along the edge, then turn right side out with the wadding inside. Sew the gap closed with invisible stitch.
I’ve saved the rest of the fabric for now. Within a couple months I’m determined to get better at sewing curves—then I’ll whip up the rest!
Who else is getting excited about autumn? Cosy nights in is just my thing. (Is it too early to talk about stocking stuffers?)
Lots of crafty love,
P.S. The lovely to do list notepad in the photos is by the green gables.
Disclosure: This post contains an affiliate link. I will earn a small commission if you make a purchase. This won’t affect the price you pay. Zazzle sent me a sample of the Constellation fabric to test in a project.