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« on: May 23, 2008 04:02:14 PM »

I'm so happy with the way this turned out! Grin
It has it all, recycling, using up bits of fabric from other projects, and results in a funky coaster! Grin

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Yeah it could probably be neater under there, but this was a test one Wink

Those bottlecaps you kept because they must have some use
6cm squares of fabric
needle & thread

Sew a loose circle a few mm from the edges of the fabric.
Lay the cap in the centre & pull the thread to gather round.
Secure the thread to stop it unraveling and stitch the ends down as neat as you like.
Arrange in a pretty pattern & stitch the bottom edges of the caps together where they join.
I guess you could sew fabric/felt on the botton but I like the rustic-ness of them.

What do you think? I think I'm just going to keep drinking and adding to it till it covers my table! Cheesy

Also, I've been playing and they can be embellished like this brooch...

Thanks! You can always ask your local bar for some, they don't normally recycle them, just throw them out.

Okay, some steps...

1. cut your fabric to approx 5/6cm squares. This is 6...

2. stitch a circle around the square. It doesn't have to be especially neat.

3. Pull the thread to gather the fabric together into the centre of the bottlecap.

4. Stitch the loose ends down & attach at the bottom with a few sitches to the next bottlecap.

5. Attach in the same way to the next, securing to the bottom of both bottlecaps.

6. This way there should be no stitches visible from the top.

Hope that's helpful! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2008 04:03:53 PM »

this is a really awesome idea! it looks great Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2008 04:16:05 PM »

wow... that is sooo cool! Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2008 06:29:12 PM »

what a NIFTY idea! i love it

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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2008 07:08:45 PM »

this is a really neat idea! what if you just glued some felt to the bottom? that would work well.

you have inspired me to make something with all my bottle caps!:D

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2008 08:21:29 PM »

those are really pretty Smiley nice recycling!
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2008 03:40:05 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

kirstilynne, you could glue some felt accross the bottom, but I kind of like the gaps the caps have between them. I might try it and see how it looks.

I just need one more bottlecap and I can make it more circular Cheesy

« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 04:46:54 PM »

So cute! I love the idea of the brooch...I may have to find myself some bottlecaps. . .

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008 05:05:28 PM »

I have to make my bloke drink beer to get mine, he says it's a hard job, but if it's for the sake of crafts he'll do it Wink

In addition to the drinking I also managed to find some on the street so, with a good clean, I made another circle round...

I think this makes it neater Smiley


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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2008 07:37:05 PM »

I really like this! And, I like the randomness of the fabric placement. I got a baggie of bottlecaps from a friend and now I know what they will become...once I locate them.

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