Polyester wadding is a product which might not be at the forefront of your mind when you think about sewing. We tend to focus on the beautiful fabrics, trims and buttons – the elements that are on display. However, without the polyester wadding, sometimes also known as batting, there are quite a few projects which could not be completed. Here are just 4 simple projects that use this unsung product.
Coaster or Placemats
You can protect your surfaces from marking from hot cups or dishes by making coasters or pot rests which contain a layer of heat resistant polyester wadding. Why not get some festive fabric and create a whole set of coasters as a Christmas gift? We found a simple DIY pattern to make 4 coasters using just a few materials or make a larger oblong to create padded table placemats to brighten up your festive table.
Padded Table Runner
Nothing sets a dinner table off better than a beautiful table runner – your Christmas Dinner table wouldn’t look the same without one. As you may be resting warm dishes on the runner, it’s a good idea to use a layer of wadding inside the runner. If you have a spare afternoon, you can create a bold and bright runner or something a little more subdued depending on your festive theme. Polyester wadding, as long as it is heat resistant would be a good option as it’s less expensive than cotton wadding.
Padded Christmas Tree Decorations
Wadding can also be used to create padded Christmas tree decorations using felt squares or fat quarters which come in a wide range of designs. This upcycling design uses old jeans material, festive fabric and batting to create a different look for your tree.
Children’s quilt for Christmas Eve
If a child in your life is reluctant to go to bed on Christmas Eve, perhaps this sweet little project will encourage them. How exciting to have a quilt that only goes on the bed once a year! We go into more detail on our other blog on how to make a child’s quilt – you can choose some Christmassy fabric or even have the child choose their favourite festive fabric.
Padded Christmas Stocking
No blog on Christmas sewing projects using wadding would be complete without a padded Christmas stocking to hang on the mantlepiece in anticipation of a visit from Santa. Check out this simple Christmas stocking pattern which you can complete in a morning. If you have time, why not make one for every member of the family?
Whatever your project, whether large or small, you can be certain that at Marent Crafts we will have wadding to suit most needs.
We’d love to see example of projects you’ve made that use our wadding, so please do send us your pictures. If you are into your Christmas sewing projects, why not also have a read of our other blog which gives you 14 more fun, yet straightforward suggestions.
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