Helpful Guide To Sew Fabric Heart Mug Rug
Use this easy sewing tutorial to make a DIY Valentine mug rug from fabric scraps or fat quarter fabric.
A fantastic way to use up those pretty fabrics from your previous projects is to turn them into this fun Valentine mug rug. A contrast color between the heart shape and the rectangular shape is sure to make this mug rug pops!
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Coaster usually only fits for a coffee cup. A mug rug will have enough space for a cup and a couple of cookies or muffins.
If you like to have a morning coffee or afternoon tea, then make yourself a set of this mug rug, or give it to someone you know who loves a cup of coffee or two. I should mention here that I love this Valentine mug so much. Isn’t it super cute?
This project is super easy to make. If you don’t have new fabric available, then upcycle the forgotten shirts or that extra pillowcase if you have any.
Material For Making Fabric Heart Mug Rug
I use fat quarter fabric sheets for the rectangular mug rug. The heart shape is from my fabric scraps.
I use fat quarter cotton quilt fabric because it is easy to sew and lots of fun prints. You might want to prewash the fabric first if you are using new material to reduce shrinkage.
- Free pattern for fabric heart for the coaster
- Fabric scraps or fat quarter cotton fabric, you can get these beautiful Valentine printed fabrics.
- Quilt batting like this Warm Company cotton batting
- Disappeared ink fabric marker, I like this water-soluble fabric marker.
- Sewing machine
- Ironing machine
Easy Fabric Heart Mug Rug Tutorial
Print the heart shape pattern.
Cut the fabric into two pieces of 20.3 cm x 14 cm or 8 inches x 5.5 inches.
Cut the batting into one piece of 20.3 cm x 14 cm or 8 inches x 5.5 inches.
Trace the heart shape pattern to make two fabric hearts.
Sandwich the rectangle fabric and batting with this order, wrong side fabric facing down, right side fabric facing up, batting.
Straight sew along the edge with 1/4 inch seam allowance. Skip 2 inches for opening. Clip each corner to reduce the bulk.
Turn the mug rug right side out. Use the chopstick to push each corner.
Topstitch along the edge of the mug rug and close the opening at the same time.
To make the heart fabric, sandwich the fabric with the right side facing each other. Mark the stitching line. Sew along the line and skip 1 inch for the opening.
Turn the heart fabric right side out. Use the chopstick to push the corner. Press it with the ironing machine if it looks wrinkle.
Pin the heart fabric on one side of the rectangle mug rug. Topstitch the heart fabric and close the opening at the same time.
This mug rug’s final size is around 7.25 inches x 4.75 inches or 18.5 cm x 12.25 cm. It is big enough size for a regular size coffee cup and a few cookies.
Useful Tips For Making Heart Mug Rug
It is easier to sew if you use double sheet heart fabric instead of folding around the edge if using only one sheet of material.
The stitching line mark on the heart shape is for the guide to sew along the curve. Sometimes, it isn’t easy when sewing on the curve shape, so the marking line will make the job easier.
You can use one heart fabric or two heart fabric overlapping. You can also put heart fabric on both sides of the mug rug.
Use the heart fabric’s contrast color or bold prints against the rectangle mug rug for popping it up and as a bold statement. You can use any other color scheme for this project. It doesn’t have to be pink, red or purple.Make this heart mug rug for an easy sewing project for Valentine's day. #heartcoaster #Valentinegiftideas Click To Tweet
This fabric heart mug rug is perfect for Valentine’s gift ideas, a mother’s day gift, or any other occasion. The handmade item for a present is always appreciated. Always!