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Fat quarter-friendly project – mug hug

Crafter's Companion – 07/06/19

Keep your tea or coffee hotter for longer with this easy-peasy mug hug project! This project has been designed to help you use up any fat quarter fabric that you might have lying around, so take a look and make one today!

Not only is this mug hug ideal for having around the home in case it’s needed, but it’s also great to give as a gift. You could match it up to your friend or family member’s decor, so that it becomes a staple in their house!

You will need:

  • Two fat quarters
  • Fusible fleece
  • A button
  • Hair elastic band/bobble
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread

Step 1

Measure your chosen mug, then cut fabric that is 0.5″ less in height. For example, if your mug measures 10″ x 4″, cut the fabric to 10″ x 3.5″.

Step 2

Cut one in outer fabric, one in lining fabric and one in fusible fleece. Fuse layers together then quilt as desired.

Step 3

Draw a curve on each of the four corners using a heat erasable pen. Cut off the rounded corners.

Step 4

Attach bias binding, stitching in the fold of the fabric.

Step 5

Attach the hair elastic to the back side of the mug hug, using several forward/reverse stitches to secure. Stitch this in between your bias seam line and the edge of the fabric.

Step 6

Fold over the bias edges and secure with quilting clips. Stitch the back side of the bias binding using a slip stitch.

Step 7

Attach a button to the front of the mug hug, in line with the elastic. Wrap around the mug and secure elastic around the button.

This is such a quick and easy project that’s absolutely perfect for a rainy afternoon. You could really jazzy with clashing prints and colours, or go a bit more neutral with pared-back fabrics. No matter how you make your mug hug, we want to see it, so make sure you tag us in any photos on our Sew Inspiring with Crafter’s Companion Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanionsews), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!