An easy sewing craft on how to make a mug rug with the easy binding tutorial using the backside of the fabric.
Use this helpful guide for binding a mug rug.
What is a better way to cozy up the morning coffee cup? Make a mug rug, of course. Based on combining the popular post of Self Binding Napkins and Mitered Cloth Napkins, this binding technique is easy to do and look stylish even for small sewing projects.
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This easy mug rug tutorial is using the fabric from the backside to make the binding. So you don’t need the bias tape or any piece of fabric for the binding.
By using fat quarter fabric, I like the look of mix and match fabric print. Both sides of the mug rug will have a different print or color.
If you are using fabric by yard or meters, then you only need half a yard or half a meter of fabric. Then, cut in half to make two pieces of fat quarter size.
All you have to do is cut each material into six rectangles. From there, sandwich the two-piece of fabric with quilt batting, sew it with a straight stitch and create the binding style for finishing.
What You Need To Make Easy Binding Mug Rugs
- 2 pieces of fat quarter cotton fabric, same print or mismatched
- Half a yard of quilt batting or my favorite fusible fleece
- Disappeared ink fabric marker
- Thread, match or contrast color
- Sewing machine or hand stitch needle
- Ironing machine
How To Make Easy Binding Mug Rugs
Cut the fabric for the front side into 6 pieces rectangles size 18.3 cm x 12.2 cm or 7.2 inches x 4.8 inches.
Cut the fabric for the backing into 6 pieces rectangles size 23 cm x 18 cm or 9 inches x 7 inches each.
Cut the quilt batting or fusible fleece into 6 pieces rectangles size 18.3 cm x 12.2 cm or 7.2 inches x 4.8 inches.
Sandwich the material with the right side of the fabric for the backing facing down, quilt batting, fabric for the front side facing up.
The fabric for the backing will be larger than the quilt batting and the fabric for the front. Pin all material together to keep it in place.
To make it easier to position the batting and the front side of the fabric in the middle of the larger size of the fabric, mark two lines 1/2 of an inch between lines take it in from the edge of the backing side of the fabric.
The lines are also to mark where you fold the fabric for the binding. Fold the corner of the larger fabric to the front so it will be facing the corner of the smaller fabric. Then fold one more time.
Fold the edge of the larger fabric twice so that you will make four mitered corners. Pin it then press it with an ironing machine.
Ironing first will make it easier to topstitch the binding. Topstitch the binding for the finishing.
Size Of The Mug Rug
The mug rug will be a small rectangle size approx 7.28 inches x 4.9 inches or 18.5 cm x 12.5 cm. It would be enough space for the base of the morning coffee mug, and one or two cookies or one of the favorite pumpkin muffins.Make this easy binding mug rug for your next homemade gift ideas #mugrug #bindingmugrug Click To Tweet
If there are condensations from the cup, then you wipe it off with the mug rug. The mug rug is entirely washable, so you don’t have to use a disposable paper towel to clean up the cookie crumb or spilled coffee on the table.
The mug rug also makes an excellent homemade gift idea for any occasion. You make a set with different colors or prints to match the event like a set of mug rugs with holiday print, or heart print for Valentine. The mug rug also makes a wonderful mother’s day gift or DIY wedding party favor.