This sewing project is for how to make an oval mug rug without binding as a quick DIY gift idea for anyone who loves to enjoy a cup of coffee or cozy tea time.
Are you looking for an easy project for one free afternoon? Make this quick and easy peasy mug rug.
I would say it is much easier than the rectangle mug rug with binding. This mug rug tutorial would be perfect for celebrating the spring season because of the oval shape.
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Anyone like to have a cozy morning drink and watch the sunrise? Honestly, I am not a morning person, maybe like mid-morning one. But I like to sit on the high chair by the kitchen island with a cup of my drink, whether it is tea, smoothies, or just plain water and cookies if I bake ones.
While enjoying that morning drink, usually comes more ideas for quick sewing projects. This oval mug rug is one of those quick ones. You can make it ready in just 10 minutes.
It also a great way to use up that stash of fabric scraps. All you need just two sheets of 23 cm x 18 cm or 9 inches x 7 inches fabric and quilt batting for one piece of the mug rug.
If you are using one piece of fat quarter fabric, then you will get three pieces of mug rugs. You can also use two sheets of fat quarter fabric with different prints to make double-sided mug rugs.
Because of the oval shape, you can use the spring theme fabric print to use it during the Easter celebration. For this project, I use the fabric similar to these on the links below:
This mug rug doesn’t require a binding process. That’s why it is so easy and doesn’t take a long time to make one. I also include the free oval mug rug pattern if you would like to use the template.
What You Need To Make Oval Mug Rugs
- 2 sheet of fat quarter cotton fabric
- Fat quarter size of quilt batting (18″ x 22″) or my favorite non-woven fusible fleece
- Free oval-shape for spring mug rug pattern
- Disappeared ink fabric marker
- Chopstick or pencil
- Sewing machine
- Ironing machine
How To Make Oval Mug Rugs
This mug rug tutorial is similar to the oval-shaped placemat that I showed you a while ago. The only different thing is the size of the finished product and the printed fabric I use.
- Use the marker to trace the oval shape pattern into fabric and quilt batting. Add 1/4 inch for seams allowance. Cut each shape.
- Sandwich the fabric and batting with this following order, the right side of both fabric sheets are facing each other, then put the quilt batting on top of the wrong side of the fabric. Pin it together.
- Sew the seams together and skip about 2-inches for the opening.
- Turn the mug rug right side out. Use the chopstick if you need to push the edge.
- Press it with an ironing machine.
- Topstitch along the hem and close the opening at the same time.
How Big Is A Mug Rug
The mug rug size is a little bit bigger than a coaster and smaller than a placemat. Mostly around 7-inches x 4-inches rectangle.
This mug rug is about that size. The idea is to make enough space for your coffee cup and sweet treats.
The coaster usually has enough space for the cup only. And you will need another little plate for the sweets.
Because of the finished product close to the egg-shape, this would be perfect for Easter mug rugs, especially if you are using color and print for the Spring season. The oval mug rug is approximately 8-inches long x 6-inches wide.Customize your spring season with this oval mug rug for your morning coffee. Click To Tweet
Sometimes little things can bring happiness for someone around you. Make more of these mug rugs then wrap it as a gift.
It is an excellent homemade gift that washable and reusable. Personalize the Mother’s day or new homeowner gift with this mug rug.
Here are more quick sewing projects for Easter to go with the mug rug.