I often wish that the pretty fabric I find could somehow be protected from sticky little fingers or grown-up messes. If only that pretty cloth came as an oilcloth
or was water or dirt resistant. I could finish so many more projects if I could just preserve the cloth using oilcloth or vinyl.
Jessica at How About Orange
has a tutorial on how to make iron-on vinyl coasters
. She found the iron-on vinyl
at her local craft store, and decided to try it out by making the gorgeous coasters, using some heavy weight fabric and glossy vinyl
. She sewed the cloth and vinyl together, and then used pinking shears to give the finished coasters
a nice edge.
The iron-on vinyl
is flexible, water repellent and UV resistant. Imagine all the nice gifts
you can make; after all, Christmas will be here before you know it. I can't wait to finish making giant bibs and smocks for my 3 year old, laminate my scrapbook paper
, and finish the chair seat covers.