It was my sister's birthday last week and she's a bit obsessed with VW campervans so I made her these little coasters. They were pretty easy to make but confirmed what I already knew - I could never open an Etsy shop. I hate making multiples of things!! The first one is great fun, making a pattern, choosing the fabrics, working out how to put it all together, shouting at the sewing machine, all that good stuff! And when it's finished you're sitting there, smiling away, all proud of yourself ... until you realise you have to make 3 more! :(
But it was all worth it in the end. She's a pretty good sister. :) And despite a few issues with the wing mirrors they turned out okay. I used an image I found on google images as my template and then just cut it up to make my pattern. (Here it is if you want to make some!). I was going to add a VW sign but I couldn't cut it small and neat enough and I was under time pressure so I didn't. Next time. :)
And seeing as I spent so long making them I've decided you guys can look at a few more pictures of them. :)
Not my best photography but I was on route to deliver them before I realised I hadn't taken any pictures and din't have my good camera with me.
Things I've Learnt:- Tiny little things like wing mirrors are impossible to turn the right way out!! If you're thinking of making some of these make sure to make your wing mirrors and wheels way bigger than you think necessary! I lost most of mine to the seam allowance and then had a nightmare turning them.
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