Picture of Plastic Canvas Coasters
I wanted some coasters (the ones I have always go missing) and I love working with plastic canvas! So here is the outcome. I also love Ancient Egypt so that became the inspiration for my designs.
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Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need
glue gun.jpg
2 or 3 different colors of yarn (I used two different for each, use three if you want the border a different color)
Plastic Canvas needle for size 7 canvas
Size 7 canvas cut into squares of 20 by 20 (I found precut, packaged squares this size)
Drawer Liner

To attach Drawer Liner:
Hot glue gun or
Needle and thread

I would suggest the hot glue gun, or other type of glue, (not Elmer's)  if you can. It was much easier than the needle and thread (Thread looks nicer with felt).

Step 2: Starting Your Stitches

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Eye of Horus.jpg
I used the program, PC Stitch, to make my patterns. You can download it and use it for free, there are just some limitations. You can't save (but you can screenshot them). Below are the two patterns I used. One is the Eye of Horus and the other is the Ankh (symbol of life).

I've shown previously how to use plastic canvas. It's pretty basic: you go up one hole and down one diagonal to it. As I have show in the picture of the Ankh (picture 3), you just go up from the bottom on 1, down through 2, up through 3, down through 4 etc.
sjeen114 months ago

Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am just starting out making coasters and I was unsure on how to complete the backs of them. Thank you so much.

This is what they look like so far. I still have to cut them out and now I know how to attatch the backing.

Do you have to use the drawer liner?
Nope :) I just used it so it wouldn't slide around since the yarn is so smooth! You can leave it the way it is or substitute with something else that can grip, like hot glue.
jackthursby3 years ago
cool stuff Penolopy
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jackthursby3 years ago
Thank you :)
bakunin3 years ago
This is a real blast from the past for me.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bakunin3 years ago
I know. I learned back in Middle school summer school. Can't remember why I picked it up again, but I enjoy doing it!
cokecola3 years ago
The two stitches you talk about look the same on the front but on the back one has long diagonal stitches and the other short vertical or horizontal stitches. the diagonal may use more yarn but it will fill in better and it is easier to tuck your end under on the backside. Trust me it is better using the diagonal stitch and a skein of yarn goes along way.