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DIY Fabric Coasters with FREE Sewing Pattern and VIDEO

In my house, everyone must use coasters! Especially if they’re drinking a hot beverage. A hot cup sitting on a surface without a coaster won’t just leave a wet circle, it will also damage the coffee table or whatever it sits on.

To avoid having my furniture ruined, I came up with this neat DIY fabric coasters project. With that coaster underneath a hot mug, all my tables are safe and sound! No more warped wood or permanent circles for me!

how to sew coasters

Today I’ll be showing you how to sew coasters with my favorite easy-to-use pattern. From now on your coffee tables will be protected from those nasty hot cups, just like mine are.

Let’s get to work now, shall we? Here’s how to make fabric coasters!

how to make fabric coasters

Below you will find my step by step written tutorial with VIDEO instructions for all the visual learners.

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How to make fabric coasters

DIY Fabric Coasters Supplies and tools

fabric coasters template and supplies

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How to Sew Fabric Coasters

Watch the diy fabric coaster video first and then follow the written step by step instructions below.
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Quilted Coaster tutorial VIDEO


STEP 1: Prepare the fabric coaster pattern

fabric coasters pattern template

The first step in this quilted coaster tutorial will be to download our free fabric coaster pattern. Then print it out in 100% size, no scaling either on US letter paper or on A4 paper.

Cut out the fabric coaster pattern and remove any excess paper.

STEP 2: Cut out the fabric

fabric coaster pattern and fabric pieces

Use the fabric coaster template you just prepared as a guide to cut out the fabric pieces.

Since you will be using two differently colored main fabrics, we’ll call one of them main, and the other secondary, to avoid confusion later in this fabric coasters tutorial.

Cut out four pieces of main fabric and two pieces of secondary fabric. Also, cut out one piece of quilting batting.

TIP: Don’t forget to wash the fabrics first and iron them well. This will prevent any deformations later on when the finished coasters go through their first wash.

STEP 3: Make a fabric sandwich

Place one piece of main fabric onto your workspace, with its wrong side facing up. Then put the batting piece on top of it and align the edges. After that, place a second main fabric piece on top of these two layers, with its right side facing up.

Align the edges and pin the three layers together, or secure them with binding clips.

diy fabric coasters layering fabric

Sew an X mark across the entire thing, starting the stitch lines at the corners. This will keep the batting in place.

fabric coasters sewing an X

(optional) sew around the sandwich rectangle with an eighth-inch seam allowance.

STEP 4: Stack the fabrics

Take the remaining two pieces of main fabric, and the two pieces of secondary fabric. Fold each piece in half with their wrong sides in. Press them flat.

fabric coasters preparation

Here comes the tricky part. Don’t worry, it’s nothing complicated, just pay attention.

making fabric coasters

Take one piece of main fabric and place it on top of the fabric sandwich you made in the previous step. The raw edge of the folded main fabric piece should be aligned with the bottom edge of the sandwich

Then take one piece of secondary fabric, and place it on top of the entire thing. Its raw edge needs to be aligned with the left edge of the sandwich and folded main fabric.

Grab the second main fabric piece and place it on top of all these layers. Align its raw edge with the top edge of the previous layers.

Put the last secondary fabric piece on top of the stack you made. Align its raw edge with the stack’s right edge. Make sure to slide the bottom half of the last secondary fabric piece under the first folded main piece you set onto the sandwich fabrics. Pin everything in place.

STEP 5: Finish the homemade fabric coasters

Sew all around the stacked layers of fabric with a quarter-inch seam allowance. Cut the corners at an angle, but pay attention not to cut the thread.

sewing around diy fabric coasters

Turn the whole thing inside-out through the opening at the center of the coaster. Push out the corners with the back of a pencil, or with a chopstick. Press the coaster flat with your iron.

You’re done!

fabric coasters for drinks

I hope you enjoyed reading this DIY fabric coasters tutorial. Now that you know how to make coasters, go ahead and surprise your loved ones with thoughtful gifts! Let us know how your coasters turned out and what did your friends and family think of them in the comment section below! Enjoy your wet-ring-free surfaces!

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Click Here to Leave a Comment Below 21 comments
Julie - June 2, 2021

Can’t download the PDF file for the fabric coaster pattern. What do I need to do?
Thank you

Kat Dodge - June 2, 2021

I can’t find the link to the pattern. It says “download”, but does not seem to have a link anywhere.

Rita - June 2, 2021

There is nowhere on this site to actually select to download this pattern. I’ve tried selecting the word download and nothing happens.

    Helen - January 11, 2022

    It works now 🙂 The file was temporary down

Veronica - June 3, 2021

I’m new at sewing and I love your projects. Great instructions and videos. So thank you! What is the best type of batting to use for the coasters? Cotton was my first idea but it would absorb moisture and let it through to the table wouldn’t it? Thank you!

    Helen - January 11, 2022

    I’m using cotton/polyester mix but I think cotton batting would also work

Rebecca - June 3, 2021

Hello. Thank you for the tutorial. Is there a clickable line for the PDF? Maybe I missed it.

    Helen - January 11, 2022

    Yes, there is. Just under “supplies and tools”

Gemma Petracca - June 3, 2021

Very Easy tutorial.. A clever and creative idea.

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) - June 7, 2021

Those fabric coasters are so pretty. Might have to try making them myself 🙂 #MMBC

Lisa | Handmade in Israel - June 7, 2021

Lovely fabrics and a good, clear explanation #MMBC

Kate Holmes - June 7, 2021

What a lovely idea and such clear instructions which helps for a non-crafter like me. Love the colours very much! #MMBC

Esmé Slabbert - June 8, 2021

Thank you so much for the great posts that you share with Senior Salon. I truly appreciate your support and participation. Please if we may ask, share the SeniorSalon with your followers and ask them to come and also join us and get more eyeballs on their posts. Thanks in advance.

Joanne - June 11, 2021

Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

Shelbee on the Edge - June 13, 2021

Ooh, I love this idea! I should use coasters more often. My end tables are all stained and icky from not using them. But I do want to eventually refinish all of my furniture…then get a sewing machine so I can try some of your wonderful ideas!


Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs - June 13, 2021

These look fab! I love the fabric and the bright colours.
Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. 🙂

Grandma's House DIY - June 15, 2021

I’ll be featuring you this week! Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party!

    Helen - June 15, 2021

    Thank you Tarah! I appreciate this!

Chickenruby - June 17, 2021

Just perfect for using up scrap fabric
Thanks for linking with #pocolo

LeeElla Brinson - June 18, 2021

hello, I have been subscribed to your channel for some time now and never had a problem with downloading. but when I tried several times to download the coaster pattern nothing happens.what else can I do.

    Helen - June 18, 2021

    Hi LeeElla, thank you for this lovely feedback. I really appreciate it. The pattern download works on my end. Perhaps you should try refreshing the page, cleaning the browser’s cookies, or using different browser or device.


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