Sew A Mug Rug from Fabric Scraps
Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! Nancy’s easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters.
If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa, our friends at PBS have one for you to try! The secret is in the crushed peppermints.
Supplies, Notions, and Fabric:
- Point 2 Point Turner
- Pellon’s Shirtailor Interfacing
- Fusible Fleece
- Trace’n Create Carefree Curves Template Set
- 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge
- 6-in-1 Stick ‘n Stitch Guide
- Assorted Fabric Scraps
- Each single mug rug requires:
- Cut four squares each measuring 4″ x 4″ from four fabric scraps.
- Cut one square of fabric 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ for the back.
- Cut one square 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ from the fleece and two same-sized squares from the interfacing.
- Use the 6-in-1 Stick ‘n Stitch Guide on the sewing machine plate to mark perfect 1/4″ seam allowances.
- Use the Carefree Curves template to trace a circle onto the stacked fabrics.
- To create the top of the mug rug, layer pieces in this order:
- Fleece, adhesive side down
- Sewn Four-Patch, right side up
- Interfacing, adhesive side up
- For the mug rug back, layer pieces in this order:
- 7-1/2″ fabric square, right side up
- Interfacing square, adhesive side up
- Stitch directly on the marked lines of both the top and bottom sets.
- Trim excess fabric 1/8″ past the stitching line using a pinking rotary cutting blade, on both top and bottom pieces.
- Use scissors to trim away excess interfacing, leaving 1″ of interfacing.
- Turn the interfacing to the wrong side.
- Carefully, smooth the circle edges with the turner.
- Layer the two circles, wrong sides together.
- Position and set the seam guide to allow you to stitch a consistent edgestitch around the circle.
- Stitch in the ditch, sewing along the seams. If needed, use a fabric scrap to start the stitching onto the mug rug. Cut away extra fabric when stitching is complete.
Watch Sewing With Nancy online
For additional fun sewing projects, pick up Nancy’s book Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares.
Or Watch Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy.
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