How to Sew a Mug Rug

Learn how to sew a mug rug with scraps of fabric. Use a beautiful print or combine different colors for a unique handmade gift.

Who else loves a warm drink in a mug during the cold winter months? One  of my favorite treats is hot chocolate and a cheese sandwich.

I made some mug rugs for my whole family that is easy to sew and easy to wash!


– quilting cotton fabric or cotton canvas fabric – optional: lightweight interfacing – fusible fleece – sewing tools – sewing machine


You can choose to have the same fabric for the top and the bottom, or  you can choose one fabric for the top and a different fabric for the  bottom.


Cut two rectangles of fabric that measure 11 inches wide and 7 inches tall. Cut one rectangle of fusible fleece the same size.


Fuse the fusible fleece to the back of the bottom fabric rectangle with an iron. Pin the fabric rectangles right sides together matching up all the corners.

Swipe up to learn more!

 for more sewing projects and tutorials!