Get into the festive spirit with these cute DIY Christmas coasters. These cute drink coasters are really quick and easy to make for beginners and are the perfect finishing touch to your Christmas table. Imagine how impressed your guests will be when you say "I made them myself". DIY Christmas coasters are great for using up some of your scrap fabrics and you will get several from a fat quarter.
DIY Christmas Coasters | Supplies
- Cotton fabric: Quilting cotton is ideal but any natural and absorbent fabric can be used. Choose a light to medium weight fabric as it is harder to get nice points on the tree if the fabric is too heavy. I used mainly green fabrics but any Christmas print looks really nice.
- Fusible fleece or heavy interfacing: I like fusible fleece as it gives a nice padded feeling to your Christmas coasters. If you don't have fleece or interfacing on hand, replace it with a thick piece of fabric.
- Optional - Felt to decorate and buttons or crystals to use as baubles.
- PATTERN - Download your pattern piece
DIY Christmas Coasters | Pattern
Download your pattern piece from this link. The PDF will open in a new tab. When printing, make sure you check that the scale on your printer is set to 100%. If you are new to printing, read my full article on how to print PDF patterns.
DIY Christmas Coasters | Instructions
Step 1: Cutting
Cut 2 pieces from your cotton fabric. If your fabric has a larger print, try to position the pattern carefully. In my Santa Clause coaster, I chopped off his feet. I should have moved the pattern down a little for a better effect.
Step 2: Trim Fleece
Trim the paper pattern piece back to the dotted seam line and cut out one piece of fusible fleece. This will reduce bulk in your seams and make it easier to get a nice shape.
Step 3: Fuse Fleece
Fuse your fleece to the wrong side of the front of the fabric piece. Make sure it is centered as there is a gap around the outside to reduce bulk.
Step 4: Optional Decorations
Decorate with felt stars inside the seam allowance. Use your sewing machine or embroidery floss and a very small running stitch. If you are adding buttons or beads, add them to the top where they won't interfere with your cup placement.
If you don't want to make your coasters washable, you can use a hot glue gun to decorate after you have finished sewing.
Step 5: Stitch RST
Put your fabric pieces with right sides together and stitch around with a ⅜ inch (1cm) seam allowance. Leave a 1.5-inch gap at the bottom.
Step 6: Clip and Turn
Clip all the corners and turn it the right way out through the hole. Make sure all the corners are poked out well so your branches have a nice shape.
Step 7: Press
Give it a good press. A spray of water will help difficult fabrics set better. The fabric at the gap at the bottom should be pressed to the inside.
Step 8: Topstitch
DIY Christmas Coasters | In Conclusion
Your DIY Christmas coasters are all finished and ready to serve drinks on! What yummy drinks are you serving your guests?
DIY Christmas Napkins
Now you have some smart coasters, what about making some matching napkins? These napkins are reversible and really easy for beginner sewers. This free pattern will look amazing on your Christmas table.
Further Reading: HOW TO MAKE CLOTH NAPKINS
More Christmas Projects
If you are making DIY Christmas coasters, you obviously like to sew! Here are more Christmas crafts to sew. Make sure you check out the Christmas Gifts to Sew section for lots of ideas to sew for your friends and family.
- 25+ Christmas Gifts to Sew
- DIY Christmas Pillows
- Christmas Tree Applique
- How to Make a Gift Bag
- Gift Ideas for Sewers | 18 BEST Ideas from Santa
- How to Make Gift Bags from Fabric in 5 minutes – 4 sizes
- DIY Christmas Coasters: Free Pattern Template
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You can also make simpler shaped coasters using a Christmas fabric. This free tutorial gives you patterns for a heart, square or even round coaster. It uses a similar method to this DIY Christmas coasters tutorial in that it has fusible fleece in the middle.
Further Reading: DIY FABRIC COASTERS