Get into the festive spirit with these cute 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”. They 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.
- Fusible fleece or heavy interfacing. I like fusible fleece as it gives a nice padded feeling to your Christmas coasters.
- Optional – Felt to decorate
- Download your pattern piece
DIY Christmas Coasters: Instructions
Step 1: Cut 2 pieces from your fabric.
Step 2: 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 your fleece to the wrong side of the front of the fabric piece. Make sure it is centered.
Step 4: Optional – 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: Put your fabric pieces with right sides together and stitch around with a 3/8 inch (1cm) seam allowance. Leave a 1.5-inch gap at the bottom.
Step 6: Clip all the corners and turn it the right way out through the hole.
Step 7: Give it a good press.
Step 8: Topstitch around the edge closing the gap.
All finished and ready to serve! What yummy drinks are you serving your guests?