DIY Fabric Coasters Tutorial | Sew Your Own Coaster

DIY Fabric Coasters

Today, I’m going to show you how to make DIY fabric coasters. It’s that time of year again where I find myself rushing around trying to remember where I left my purse, phone, keys, kids…well you know…that’s nearly every day of my life. BUT – now is busier right?

It is for me and as we enter the season of Christmas and gift-giving, it is important for me to have little gifts on hand that show my appreciation (and don’t break the bank). I present to you the simplest way I know how to give something handmade and thoughtful that ACTUALLY takes 5 minutes. Really! Grab your fabric scrap bin and let’s get started on the DIY Fabric Coasters.

DIY Fabric Coasters | Make Your Own Fabric Drink Coasters

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Supplies to Sew these Easy Fabric Coasters:

  • Scraps of fabric cut to 5×5 inch squares
  • Batting of some kind – quilt, fleece, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Iron

Fabric Coasters Tutorial DIY

Coasters Step 1: Begin by cutting your scraps into 5 x 5-inch squares. Do the same with your batting. I usually have leftover quilt batting, but if you don’t, leftover fleece works just as well.

Coasters Step 2: Build your diy fabric coaster sandwich. First fabric right side up.

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Coasters Step 3: Second fabric right side down (so the right sides are together).DSC_0359
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Coasters Step 4: Place the batting on top of the cut fabric.
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Today, I’m going to show you how to make DIY fabric coasters. It’s that time of year again where I find myself rushing around trying to remember where I left my purse, phone, keys, kids…well you know…that’s nearly every day of my life. BUT – now is busier right?

It is for me and as we enter the season of Christmas and gift-giving, it is important for me to have little gifts on hand that show my appreciation (and don’t break the bank). I present to you the simplest way I know how to give something handmade and thoughtful that ACTUALLY takes 5 minutes. Really! Grab your fabric scrap bin and let’s get started on the DIY Fabric Coasters.

DIY Fabric Coasters | Make Your Own Fabric Drink Coasters

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Supplies to Sew these Easy Fabric Coasters:

  • Scraps of fabric cut to 5×5 inch squares
  • Batting of some kind – quilt, fleece, etc.
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Iron

Fabric Coasters Tutorial DIY

Coasters Step 1: Begin by cutting your scraps into 5 x 5-inch squares. Do the same with your batting. I usually have leftover quilt batting, but if you don’t, leftover fleece works just as well.

Coasters Step 2: Build your diy fabric coaster sandwich. First fabric right side up.

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Coasters Step 3: Second fabric right side down (so the right sides are together).DSC_0359
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Coasters Step 4: Batting on top.
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Coasters Step 5: Stitch the coasters together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Go all the way around the fabric, but leave about a 1-inch gap for turning.
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Coasters Step 6: Snip the corners of the fabric on your coasters.
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Coasters Step 7: Turn the right side out on each coaster.

Use a tool of your choosing (I have a skewer) to push out the coaster corners and make them square.

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Coasters Step 8: Iron everything smooth on each coaster. Be sure to tuck in your gap fabric and iron it down.
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Coasters Step 9: Now, depending on time and what kind of sewist you are, you have a couple options for your coaster:
1. Top stitch all the way around the coaster making sure to catch the gap fabric to close it.
2. Hand-stitch the gap on the coaster for a clean look.

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Optional Coasters Step 10: I like to quilt each coaster to give them a little character. The world is your oyster at this point. Try sewing zigzags, straight lines, circles, or those fancy stitches no one ever uses on their machines (you know, the ones that make flowers, etc.).
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Coasters Step 11: Trim your threads and take a look at your handiwork you sewing goddess. You managed to make that present in under 10 minutes right??? Sure you did! Now, for the finishing touch – Crafty Betty’s Super Secret Iced Coffee Recipe. Grab a piece of cardstock and hand write this bad boy – because that’s how Martha would do it right???

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Crafty Betty’s Super Secret Iced Coffee

Ingredients
Cafe Bustelo Espresso Ground Coffee
French Vanilla Syrup
Heavy Whipping Cream

To make coffee
Brew a pot of Cafe Bustelo Espresso Ground Coffee (This is key. Do not substitute or you’ll be sad.) I buy mine at Wal-Mart.
– I use four heaping teaspoons of coffee per 12 cup pot
Chill the coffee in the fridge until cold – I usually make the night before

To make your drink
Use a tall glass and fill half way with ice.
Add 4 pumps of French Vanilla Syrup
Pour coffee leaving room for cream
Add a 1 count pour of heavy whipping cream
Put a straw in it and mix
Delish!

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I keep this on hand at all times and it has proven to be a winner with all my friends. Side note: they have all tried to make it low fat, fat free, with different coffee, etc. and each one came back and said you were right – it’s the ingredients that make the drink. 🙂 It’s kinda like when you’re used to eating Southern food with all the butter and then suddenly someone is using light margarine instead. It’s good, but you can taste the difference.

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Now – you are armed and ready to spread Christmas cheer with handmade scrap-bustin’ gifts. From my family to yours – Merry Christmas!

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xoxox
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2 Responses

  1. I love your upcycling patterns and ideas! Fun simple projects to use up remnants and scraps. Sometimes I just want simple sewing projects, especially in this ever ending Minnesota winter!

  2. LOVE your idea of sewing coasters from fabric scraps! Simple and a practical gift to many. Thanks for sharing, Becky. Sarah in Minneapolis

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