I sewed a wire hanger awning roof holder to keep my Christmas placemats and coasters tidy when not in use. I called it “Homey Placemats & Coasters Holder” since it resembles the shape of a house. It can be a piece of pretty Christmas and home decor by hanging it on a niche place to show.
The concept is simple, combine a clipboard to a wire clothes hanger, sew a roof awning cover and wear it down onto the hanger like the way you hang your clothes. Clip the placemats onto the clipboard and hang the coasters on the buttons of the holder. You may change the color theme to suit the festive and your placemats and coasters, even adapt the design to have your own taste.
More Christmas Crafts coming up next. I begin to have more time to prepare and share more tutorials as the Christmas day is approaching. So please stay tuned!
Happy Thanksgiving!!! I will be putting up my Christmas tree this weekend, decorating Christmas tree with Christmas songs playing is one of my favorite event of the year.
Placemats Coasters Holder
1. Fabric (Red) – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 4 pcs
2. Fabric (White/Red stripe) – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 1 pc
3. Batting – 17″ (W) x 6″ (H), 2 pcs; 17″ (W) x 3″ (H), 1 pc
4. Lace – 1 1/4 yard
5. Cover button (1″) – 4 pcs.
6. Wire clothes hanger
8. Twine or string
9. White papers for pattern drafting
1. Sewing machine with an appropriate presser foot
2. Erasable fabric marker
3. Ruler & Roller Cutter
5. Blunt awl
8. Pen or pencil (for pattern drafting)
9. Cover button kit
Remark: Seam allowance 3/8″ not included.
Note: This holder is only good for placemats that has shortest edges that is not larger 16″.
Place the wire clothes hanger on a piece of white drafting paper.
Outline the clothes hanger then add the allowance according to them to picture.
Divide the bottom into 8 equal widths, draw 8 squares then curve the bottom corners to create the scallop edge roof awning trim.
Cut the paper pattern out.
Cut fabrics and batting for each pattern. Back roof, Front Roof and Awning trim, add seam allowance for fabrics 3/8″, no seam allowance for batting.
For scallop awning trim, cut a rectangle batting big enough to cover the pattern; same as for fabric, rectangle shape big enough to include seam allowance.
Assemble cover buttons with fabric and lace, get tutorial here, then sew them on the scallop trim.
I made 4 buttons since my family size is only 4 of us. You can put more buttons or share the buttons among for your coasters.
Wear the roof cover onto the hanger with hanger hook passing through the top opening (just like the way you hang your clothes).