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Did you know that tea is second only to water as the most widely consumed beverage in the world? And that 82% of Americans drink tea?
If you’ve been around here for awhile, you might know that I love my coffee. But I haven’t always been a coffee drinker. When I was teacher, I started each morning at my table, getting ready for the day with a big mug of mint green tea.
And these days, there comes a point in the afternoon where I switch over to tea. There’s just something about tea that allows me to relax a little, snuggle under a blanket and enjoy a few minutes of quiet during the little guy’s nap-time. I also love a warm cup of mint tea before heading off to bed.
Whenever I’m shopping at the grocery, there is always a box of two of Bigelow Tea in my cart. I love trying out all of the different projects available, but I’m a big fan of Mint Medley, Peppermint, and Green Tea.
And because I need a special place to set my cup of tea, I have a fun sewing tutorial to share today. These fabric mug rugs make the perfect coasters for your cup of hot tea plus they help show just how much you #TeaProudly!
How to make a fabric mug rug
- cotton batting
- sewing machine & thread
- rotary cutter, cutting mat (optional)
To start the project, you will need two pieces of fabric and one piece of batting cut into squares . I cut my pieces into 5.5 squares, but you can also make them a bit larger if you want bigger mug rugs.
Take the two pieces of fabric and place them right sides together, then place them on top of the piece of batting. Pin around the edges.
Using a 1/4 inch seam, sew all around the edges making sure to leave about a 1 inch gap that can be used for turning the fabric in the next step.
Remove all of the pins. And pull the fabric through the gap to turn right side out. I like to use a pencil to push out all of the edges and corners. Iron the fabric to remove wrinkles.
To finish off the mug rug, using a 1/4 inch seam, sew all the way around making sure to sew over the gap that was used for turning. Press again with an iron if necessary. Trim off any extra threads.
Then place your favorite mug of Bigelow hot tea on your new fabric coaster! This is a perfect project for someone just learning to sew but would also be great for the more advanced sewing crowd to whip up with some fabric scraps!