Lacing with yarn on plastic canvas is such a versatile craft. Using plastic canvas enables the crafter to make two dimensional and three dimensional projects quite easily.
This tutorial will show one way to stitch a plastic canvas coaster or plastic canvas circle. This tutorial shows one method to stitch and cover a plastic canvas circle. Look below for a second free plastic canvas coaster pattern too!
What is mesh plastic canvas?
Plastic canvas that is used for needlepoint is also known as mesh plastic. The plastic is molded into square holes, which is where the yarn is laced through.
The count of the plastic canvas indicates how many holes there are per inch. Common sizes of plastic canvas are 5 count, 7 count, and 10 count. The larger the count, the smaller the project will be.
For this free plastic canvas coaster pattern, round shapes of canvas will be used. They are purchased in this shape and do not need to be cut.
It is important to look carefully at the circles that have been purchased for this project. You may find that some of the holes in the plastic canvas line up completely, while there are other circles where they don't line up.
For example, there may be three that go into two holes that then go into one hole.
Learn more about how to make a plastic canvas coaster by watching our video or keep reading this post.
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Two VIDEOS Showing plastic canvas coasters:
We have two videos showing different plastic canvas coaster patterns. Click each link below to view the video tutorial or keep reading for a written photo tutorial of each plastic canvas coaster pattern.
WHAT YOU NEED to stitch the plastic canvas coaster pattern #1
INSTRUCTIONS For making plastic canvas coaster #1
STEP 1: Examine the plastic canvas circles
The plastic canvas circles that are used in this tutorial are made by Darice. Take a moment to examine the plastic canvas circles that have been purchased for this free plastic canvas pattern.
Notice that some of the holes match up completely. However, some have three holes that go down to two holes that go down to one hole. The pattern of holes will determine the way the yarn is sewn through the plastic canvas circle.
step 2: begin sewing the plastic canvas coaster
Begin by cutting a length of yarn and threading the needle. A tip for threading yarn can be found on our site.
If the holes in plastic canvas match up, as with the circle in the tutorial, simply begin sewing the plastic canvas. For starting plastic canvas, be sure to take a look at our page.
When the holes match up, simply use the needle to go up and down between the rows using a long stitch.
Notice how the first four rows all match up. This makes it easy to use the long stitch to go around the entire first four rows. Go all around the circle and see how to finish yarn on plastic canvas.
step 3: sew around the plastic canvas coaster when the holes do not match up
When the holes go down to two holes, the stitching will be done differently. The long stitch is the stitch being used, just as in step 2.
When the three holes go down to two holes, two stitches will be made in the row with the two holes.
Come up through the same hole that was used for the first row. This will avoid any spaces in the plastic canvas coaster.
Take the needle down into the first row of two holes.
Using the long stitch, go down into the first of the two holes in the two-hole row. Repeat this with the next hole, coming up through the next hole and going down into the second of the two-hole row.
For the last of the three-holed row, come up through the hole and go back down in the same hole that was used in the previous stitch.
Go all the way around the circle, using one of the holes in the two-hole row twice.
When the two holes go down to one hole, the long stitch is done much like that of when the holes went from three to two.
Go up through the first of the two holes, making sure it is the same hole on the bottom of the last row that was stitched.
Using the long stitch, go down through the hole in the one-hole row.
Next, go up through the second of the holes on the top and go back down into the same hole in the one-holed row.
Continue this all of the way around the circle.
step 4: Make a cross stitch in the center of the plastic canvas coaster
In order to finish up using the plastic canvas coaster pattern, simply make a cross stitch in the four holes in the center of the coaster.
Complete the cross stitch.
step 5: Finish the outer edge of the plastic canvas coaster
The outer edge of the coaster will have plastic showing. This can be covered by stitching around the first holes in the coaster.
Stitch all of the way around and end the yarn on the plastic canvas using the technique on our finishing yarn on plastic canvas.
The plastic canvas coaster is complete! Enjoy them in your own home or make them for gifts for friends and family. The are fun to make and will be the go-to coasters in the house!
I hope you enjoyed this easy plastic canvas coaster pattern and tutorial. We have a second Plastic Canvas Circle pattern to try also. Try something different by using plastic canvas shapes!
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