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Hug-in-a-Mug Coffee Coaster

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.


Relax with a hot cup of coffee or a freshly brewed mug of tea with this embroidered coaster. The sweet mug shape makes it perfect for your morning cup of joe, and will protect end tables, dining tables, and countertops while adding a splash of color to any decor..
 


Project Needs & Notes

-
1/4 yard cotton fabric (flannel is used in this example)
- Small pieces of printed quilter's cotton for top and bottom trim
- Medium-weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
- Air-erase pen or dressmaker's pencil for marking
- 8 1/2" length of 3/4" to 1" wide ribbon (grosgrain is used in this example)
- Scotch tape

The design used in this example is J5593, Behind Every Successful Person.

Finished Size: 8 1/2" x 6" (including ribbon handle)

This project was featured in the following:
Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook


Begin by
printing the PDF of the coaster pattern here. The pattern will print on one piece of 8 1/2" x 11" printer paper. 
 


Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Cut out the pattern piece.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Cut a piece of flannel a little larger than the hoop.

Pin the printed pattern piece to the fabric. Trace the shape with an air-erase pen.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Trim around the template to make it easier to place.

Place the template inside the drawn shape. Center it between the sides, as well as between
the top and bottom of the drawn shape.

Using an air-erase pen or dressmaker's pencil, mark the center point of the template on the fabric, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines. These marks are used to hoop the fabric straight.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Hoop the fabric with a piece of cutaway stabilizer, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the embroidery design.

Move the hoop so the needle is right over the center point.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

After embroidering, cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Cut two pieces of the printed quilter's cotton a bit wider than the embroidered piece, and 2" high.

For both pieces, fold one of the long edges over 1/2" and press with an iron.

Place the fabric pieces on top of the embroidered piece, right sides facing up. The folded edge should face in towards the embroidery. Leave about 1/4" between the folded edge and the design.

Pin in place.

Sew a 1/8" seam along the folded edges of the fabric only.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Turn the fabric over to the wrong side. Trim the print fabric, following the shape of the embroidered piece.

Place the embroidered piece on top of the fabric for the back. Pin in place. Cut out the shape.

Unpin the fabric, and set the back fabric piece aside.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Cut a piece of ribbon to 8 1/2" long.

Place one end of the ribbon under the top trim fabric. Place the other end 1 1/4" below the first end. The loop of the ribbon should face in toward the center of the fabric.

Pin the ends in place. Leave about 1/4" of the raw ends of the ribbon extending out past the edge of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Align the back fabric on top of the assembled front piece, right sides together.

Pin in place. Sew a 1/2" seam around the side and top edges only, leaving the bottom edge open for turning.

Trim away about 1/4" of the seam allowance, leaving 1/4" seam allowance remaining.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams.

Turn the fabric of the opening in 1/4" and press.

Pin the opening in place. Top stitch a 1/8" seam around the entire outer edges of the shape.

Free project instructions to create a hug in a mug coffee coaster.

This clever, mug-shaped coaster is the perfect accompaniment to any hot beverage. Make one for yourself, and for a friend, too!

Hug-in-a-Mug Coffee Coaster



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