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.
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!
Are you ready? 1, 2, 3, let’s sew!
DIY fabric coasters – sewing supplies:
- 2 pieces of cotton fabric – 5×5 inches
- 1 piece of interfacing, fleece or terry cloth – 5×5 inches
- sewing machine
- sewing machine needle
- fabric scissors / rotary cutter
- sewing pins
- matching thread
Cut your fabric into 5″ squares. For each fabric coaster, you need three such squares – two of the cotton, one of the batting.
Layer the fabric pieces together – put the batting on the bottom, followed by the two pieces of cotton right sides together.
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.
Trim down the corners and the fabric along all sides except the open edge.
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.
Topstitch around the fabric coaster, using either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ seam allowance.
And you’re done! 10 minutes well spent, don’t you think? 🙂