{kitchen crafts} Mug Rug!

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One of my many resolutions in this New Year is to RELAX a little bit. I am sure that many of you share similar resolutions. What better to help us relax, than crafting a pretty little placemat for our coffee/tea mug to rest on. In the crafty world this is called a “mug rug”.

CRAFT PROJECT: MUG RUG

This sewing project is super simple to whip up and doesn’t require any special skill set, aside from being able to operate a sewing machine.

NOTE: Attached is the full list of materials & instructions in a PDF document –> Simple Mug Rug PDF w/ material list & instructions. Below is a summary of the project highlights.

First, you should grab some of your favorite fabrics, batting, and coordinating threads and cut them into 8x8inch squares.

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Next, you will sew all of those pieces together by sewing all 4 sides using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

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Then, you will turn your work right side out, press the mug rug flat, and topstitch using a 1/4 seam allowance around all 4 sides of the mug rug, backstitching at the beginning and end of your stitching.

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SONY DSCTA DA! There you have it. Your very own mug rug!

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Categories: Coffee & Tea, Crafts

Author:Lauren B

Lauren is twenty-something, newly married Certified Public Account with a serious passion for making things. She loves learning new recipes and techniques, crafting quilts and other handmade goods, and the challenge of keeping and decorating her new house on a budget. With crafting in her soul, she started the blog Craft My Life Away in 2010 and has successfully completed a number of projects from her bucket list, including several heirloom quilts and wickedly addictive salted caramels.

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2 Comments on “{kitchen crafts} Mug Rug!”

  1. January 14, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    What a LOVELY idea! I have SO much fabric that I bought for making dog collars… and some I bought because… FABRIC.

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