Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

When you’re looking for a quick fix to keep those water rings off your table, these Easy DIY Fabric Coasters are perfect. In fact, it’s totally possible to create these simple drink coasters in about 30 minutes of your time. With our tutorial on how to make your own coasters at home, you’ll be loving the fact that you no longer have to worry about purchasing coasters at the store. Plus, you’ll have some really cool gift ideas to give to others as well!

Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

The main thing to keep in mind when sewing these coasters is that you can easily change up the look each and every time. Find a fabric that you love, and run with it! Since they’re reversible, you can easily give them a new look just be changing up the way you have them laying on your table. And once you get the hang of this simple coaster project, you can whip these up in no time at all.

You can also make these DIY Fabric Coasters to match your seasonal decor as well. Think pine trees during the Christmas months, turkeys during Thanksgiving, and even some patriotic colors for the 4th of July. As long as you have a love for finding cute fabrics (who doesn’t), you can change out the patterns as many times as you’d like. I’ll be the first to admit that we have several different styles of these that we love to have laying around the house because they’re really useful and practical. And with fun and funky fabric, you can totally make a fun focal point on your tables, too.

SUPPLIES FOR EASY DIY FABRIC COASTERS

supplies

The finished size for these homemade coasters are 4.5” and this tutorial will make 6 square coasters as it’s written. You can change out the size and pattern as you see fit.

HOW TO SEW EASY DIY FABRIC COASTERS

cut squares

First, you’re going to start by cutting 6-5” pieces of the Diamond Dew Drop Navy fabric. (We chose this fabric because it has slightly raised diamonds that have a rubbery feeling to them. It makes them perfect to keep these coasters in place. If you use them right side up, they hold your glass/cup/mug in place.) Cut 12-5” pieces of the interfacing, 12- 2 ½” pieces of the Ombre Green Stained Glass from Joann and 12- 2 ½” pieces of the complimentary fabric.

sewing coasters

Once you have that done, you’re going to start with the right sides together and pin or clip one of the Ombre Green Stained-Glass pieces and one of the complementary pieces together. Then using a ¼” seam allowance, join the easy DIY fabric coasters together. Repeat this until you have joined all 24 pieces. Using a warm iron, press seams open.

quilted coasters laid out to be sewn

With right sides together, pin or clip two of the pieces from the above step, making sure the opposite colors are touching, so you get a quilter’s patchwork effect. Take special care to make sure your seams are lined up. Using a ¼” seam allowance, join the easy DIY fabric coasters together. Repeat this until you have joined all 24 pieces. Using a warm iron, press seams open.

fusible and fabric

Next, take and press the fusible interfacing onto all the 5” pieces, of which you should have 6 of the blue and 6 of the patchwork. The interfacing adds a nice stiffness to the coasters and makes them easier to use than just floppy cloth alone.

coaster clipped and ready to sew

With right sides together, pin or clip one piece of the Diamond Dew Drop Navy and one of the patchwork pieces together, and using a ½” seam allowance, join them together.

turn inside out

Clip off the corners and turn right side out. Using a turning tool, push out the rounded corners and edges as needed. You are almost finished with these cute DIY coasters!

completed fabric coasters

Iron flat. Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, topstitch around all four sides of the square. This will also close the gap you used for turning. Then stitch an “X” on each, which will keep your coasters from twisting when they get wet.

DIY Fabric coaster under drink

Now that you’ve completed for very own easy DIY fabric coasters, there’s literally no stopping you! The best part about making these simple reversible coasters is that you can easily change the look just by turning them upside down.

This really would make an awesome gift idea because coasters are something that everybody can use. They’re great for home use and even camper use and literally give nobody a reason to leave water stains on the table.

Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

If you liked how to sew these easy DIY fabric coasters, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

Yield: 6 coasters

How to Make Easy DIY Fabric Coasters

finished drink coaster

Thes simple coasters are so much fun to make! They're easy to make and are reversible so they can look different as well. Follow the simple tutorial below to make your own set of coasters!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

Instructions

  1. Cut 6-5” pieces of the Diamond Dew Drop Navy fabric. Cut 12-5” pieces of the interfacing, 12- 2 ½” pieces of the Ombre Green Stained Glass from Joann and 12- 2 ½” pieces of the complimentary fabric.
  2. With right sides together, pin or clip one of the Ombre Green Stained-Glass pieces and one of the complementary pieces together.
  3. Using a ¼” seam allowance, join them together. Repeat this until you have joined all 24 pieces.
  4. Using a warm iron, press seams open.
  5. With right sides together, pin or clip two of the pieces from the above step, making sure the opposite colors are touching, so you get a quilter’s patchwork effect.
  6. Take special care to make sure your seams are lined up. and using a ¼” seam allowance, join them together.
  7. Repeat this until you have joined all 24 pieces. Using a warm iron, press seams open.
  8. Press the fusible interfacing onto all the 5” pieces, of which you should have 6 of the blue and 6 of the patchwork.
  9. With right sides together, pin or clip one piece of the Diamond Dew Drop Navy and one of the patchwork pieces together.
  10. Using a ½” seam allowance, join them together.
  11. Clip off the corners and turn right side out.
  12. Using a turning tool, push out the corners.
  13. Iron coasters flat.
  14. Using a ¼ inch seam allowance, topstitch around all four sides of the square.
  15. Stitch an “X” on each, which will keep your coasters from twisting when they get wet.
  16. Enjoy!

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3 thoughts on “Easy DIY Fabric Coasters”

  • I am working on this project. If you use 2 1/2” pieces and join them together, you are ending up with 4 1/2” squares (allowing for the 1/4” seam allowance). Did you mean to do it that way? What size are your finished coasters? Mine will end up being 4” ones. Just means I now need to recut my interfacing and the backing of the coasters. Just wanted to bring that to your attention. No worries!!!

    • Yes I did sorry about that I have updated the post to state the finished product if 4.5″ coasters. Thanks for pointing that out.

      • I made them and they came out as 4”…I used a 1/4” seam allowance (instead of the 1/2”) when I sewed them together and 1/8” topstitch!!! I love them…. wish I could put the pic here to show…. thank you for the pattern!!!

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