My latest sewing pattern release, the dog paw coaster, is for all the dog lovers out there. It is the ulti-mutt sewing gift for your dog loving friends. Featuring a simple patchwork front, embellished with a raw edge applique dog paw (complete with little heart), they will protect your surfaces when drinking hold or cold beverages.
The coasters remind me the children’s television program, Blue’s Clues which my children loved to watch in the late 90’s. I am sure we would have used these coasters to have our very own games of Blue’s Clues.
Do you have a collection of orphan charm squares (5 inch pre-cut fabric squares)? If so, this is the project for you. The front of the dog paw coaster can be made from strips cut from 3 charm squares and the backing also uses a charm square. If you don’t have any charm squares, you can delve into your favourite fabric scraps to easily construct the coaster. I used charm squares of Mon Beau Jardin by Nadra Ridgeway for Riley Blake Designs combined with a navy polka dot print for my coasters.
Raw edge applique is the main technique needed to make these dog paw coasters. Featuring large shapes, it is the perfect beginner project to learn this technique. A coaster can be easily made in around an hour so you will have a set in no time at all.
This would be a fun sewing project to undertake with teens to teach them some sewing basics.
You can find the Dog Paw Coaster PDF Sewing Pattern in our Pattern Store and Etsy shop. Patterns are available for immediate download. If you make your own, please share on instagram using #dogpawcoaster and #aspoonfulofsugardesigns. I love to see what you make using our patterns.
If you are more of a cat lover, check out our Cosy Cat Coaster.