Make an assortment of cupcake coasters to bring a smile
to your guests. You can select fabric to
reflect your favorite flavors or your party theme.
Dakota Collectibles Crafty
Cupcake design pack #970443 or purchase the single designs. I have used these 4X4” designs:
#FD0404 (the easiest one),
#FD0405, #FD0406, FD0407 (2nd on easy scale)
For each cupcake, you need:
White fibrous wash away
stabilizer (I used Vilene but there are many other brands)
2 4” squares washable felt – white or color to
match satin stitching on edge of cupcake
3 ½” square of fabric for
cake part and a 3½” square for cupcake holder
For the holder, you need:
7X7” replacement window
screen (not wire type) This is available at any hardware supply store and at
some Wal Marts.
1 yd 7/8” ribbon to decorate
Hoop the wash away
stabilizer and place 1 piece of the felt on top. Stitch the first color which will give you
the placement for your cupcake holder fabric.
Place the fabric on the top being sure to cover all of
the placement stitches. Stitch color
Trim away the excess fabric
as close to the stitching line as possible.
Trim only the fabric and not
the felt or stabilizer.
Stitch color 3 for the placement lines of the cake part
of the design.
Place the fabric for the
cake on top and stitch color 4. Trim
around the fabric as close as possible to the stitching line.
After trimming the cake fabric, trim
around the felt as close to the stitching of the cupcake being careful not to cut the
Remove hoop from machine but do not take stabilizer out
Place other piece of felt on
back side of stabilizer. You may tape in
place or spray with a small amount of temporary adhesive spray.
Place hoop back on machine
and stitch color
5 watching the stitching.
Stop the machine when it has finished sewing the details in the holder
and has made a complete circle around the cupcake.
At that time, remove the
hoop once more and trim around the felt on the back as close to the stitching
as possible. Place hoop back on machine
and finish that color which will make a wide satin stitch around the whole
You can then stop
embroidering, remove the hoop and trim the stabilizer close to the
cupcake. However, if you want to stitch the flowers in this design on the
cupcake, continue with the rest of the colors. Then trim the stabilizer.
To remove the stabilizer on
the edge of the cupcake, just dip your finger in warm water and rub the edges
until the stabilizer has dissolved.
Allow to dry.
The other designs can be
used in a similar way, but you will have to do some trimming at different times
in the process as the satin stitches to finish the design are done at different
points than this one.
Fold the screen in a
triangle and place a pin on the corner at 1 3/8” from the tip of the triangle.
Sew a seam beside the pin as
it is positioned in the picture.
Continue will all four
Turn inside out so the
corners are on the inside.
Sew the ribbon on even with
the top of the box, stitching around the top and bottom of the ribbon.
Make a bow and hand stitch