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10-minute DIY fabric coasters tutorial

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DIY fabric coasters – with only a few straight lines to stitch over a small square of fabric, this is probably the easiest and fastest sewing project of them all.  

Fabric coasters are not only cute and cozy but also practical. I made mine with fleece batting and they do absorb the sweat from hot coffee mugs and keep the moisture and stains away from the table.

I also like the fact that I can just throw them in the washing machine when they get soiled.

DIY fabric coasters, coffee cup

Fabric coasters are also a super easy and fun DIY gift – just tie up a set of 4 with a ribbon, add a chocolate box or a nice coffee mug and there you have a great little gift for your friends!

Looking for some quick and easy sewing projects? Here are some other things you can sew in about 10 minutes: DIY envelope pillow coverlined drawstring bagscrunchiesinfinity scarf, reversible placemats.

Are you ready? 1, 2, 3, let’s sew!

DIY fabric coasters – sewing supplies:

Step 1

Cut your fabric into 5″ squares. For each fabric coaster, you need three such squares – two of the cotton, one of the batting.

DIY fabric coasters, fabric, rotary cutter

Step 2

Layer the fabric pieces together – put the batting on the bottom, followed by the two pieces of cotton right sides together.

Step 3

Pin this fabric sandwich and sew around the edges – use a backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitches. Leave a 2” opening on one side of the square. This gap will allow you to turn the coaster right side out.

DIY fabric coasters, pins

Step 4

Trim down the corners and the fabric along all sides except the open edge.

Step 5

Turn the coaster right side out. I use a chopstick to poke the corners out. Tuck the unsewn part under and press with an iron.

DIY fabric coasters, chopstick

Step 6

Topstitch around the fabric coaster, using either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ seam allowance.

DIY fabric coasters, sewing machine

And you’re done! 10 minutes well spent, don’t you think? 🙂

DIY fabric coasters, coffee cup

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