Guest Post: Cute Kitty Stitched Coasters
Calling all cat lovers! How about a fun stitching project that will brighten your afternoon tea break? Today Katie Norris, designer at Baker Ross is sharing this fun project so you can stitch up your own set of purrfect coasters; they make a brilliant gift for tea or coffee lovers!
Cute Kitty Stitched Coasters
1 Download and print the template provided. Trace two body shapes and two head shapes onto black felt and cut out. Trace two blue eyes onto blue felt, all ear/paw pad/nose pieces onto pink felt, and tail tip/nose shape/white paws onto white felt and cut out.
2 Start by stitching the two pink ear pieces to the ears on one head piece. Then stitch the white nose shape to the head piece, using the picture or template illustration as a guide. Sew the pink triangle nose centrally to the white nose shape, as shown.
3 Stitch a blue eye either side of the white nose shape, then stitch a little white spot in each eye by repeatedly stitching over the same area; use the picture as a guide. Sew a mouth using black embroidery thread. Put this head piece to one side for a moment. Stitch white paw pads to the corresponding front paws of one body shape using white thread.
4 Stitch circular pink paw pads centrally to the back paws with pink thread, then sew the white tail tip to the tail, as shown, with white thread. Add claw details to the front paws with black thread, using the picture as a guide.
5 Take the second body piece and match with the first, ensuring the embellished body piece is on top with paws/tail tip etc facing upwards. Make sure both pieces line up properly, then stitch together around the outside edges.
6 Now take your embellished head piece and match up with the second, plain head piece, ensuring the embellished shape is on top with all detail facing upwards. Make sure both shapes line up properly, then stitch together around the edges, leaving a gap big enough for the wadding.
7 Push wadding through the gap until there is enough inside, then stitch the gap closed. Secure the bottom edge of the head to the edge of the body, as shown, so that it sits upright when a mug or cup is placed on it.
8 Make the Blue Cat Coaster in the same way, adding details to one body piece and head piece first before stitching the coaster together.
Orange Kitty Cat Coaster
1 The orange cat coaster is created in the same way as the Blue Cat and Black Cat coasters, with a few slight differences. There are additional paw and tummy panels for this design, all of which need to be stitched onto a main body piece before the two body panels are sewn together. The head is attached facing the opposite direction to the other designs, as shown.
Stitching two body panels together gives the coaster extra stiffness, ensuring it’s sturdy and holds its shape!
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Baker Ross is a family owned and run business specialising in a wide range of arts and crafts supplies for kids and is one of the leading suppliers of creative suppliers to schools, playgroups and organisations in the UK! Be sure to check out the wide range of materials available in the extensive catalogue, or get some fresh inspiration for more projects, like these Cute Kitty Coasters, in the Create It Handicrafts Gallery!