****UPDATE: the links to the mug pdf have been updated, and should go to the correct place now. If they don’t, leave a comment below and I’ll email it to you ASAP****
Ok, here’s another mug rug tutorial. I am very sorry it’s so late – it was the pdf part that I had trouble with. But now I think I’ve sorted it out, so if you want it, click here to get the free pdf template.
Here’s what I came up with:
Here’s how you make it:
First, for the front, you’ll need 3 strips, 2 for the side and 1 for the bottom. And you’ll need a piece of fabric measuring 7″ by 9″. See pic below:
I used leftover bits from a jelly roll quilt I made, sewing them together until I had about 30″ length, then I rotary cut them. I also did a 11″ length for the back, too.
For the coffee mug, I used the template I made, using Bond a Web Lite. I cut the pieces, then played with the placement of them all.
You’ll notice on the template that there’s a dotted line on the top of the mug – that’s where we’re going to put our ‘coffee’.
Once you’re happy with the layout, you can start stitching it down. If you are super nervous about your freehand skills, you can use thread which matches your fabric pieces, as little ‘mess-ups’ won’t be as obvious. Me, I like to live dangerously (and it’s all practice, right?), so I went straight for dark brown:
Using my free motion foot, I went from side to side, filling in the whole area with thread. I also went round all the edges 2 or 3 times:
After that I just sewed all the pieces together:
And made the back, too:
I basted it all together with 505 basting spray, and quilted it with stipple squiggles around the mug and straight lines in the strips:
I trimmed it using a big square ruler and a rotary cutter, and put the binding on. If you need help with binding, here is the link to my binding tutorial.
If you make one, I’d love for you to email me with a picture: Jenna (at) sewhappygeek.co.uk
Hope this was useful!
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