{kitchen crafts} Mug Rug!


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”.


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.


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





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.



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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