Mug Rugs - sewing tutorial

Mug Rugs are literally rugs for mugs! They are small place mats which are just big enough for a big mug and a cookie or a small plate. Mug rugs can be made in all sorts of patterns and shapes. I will show you here how to sew these two beautiful patchwork variations: one of the mug rugs is made of little squares while the other one is made of stripes. Mug rugs are most beautiful when they are made of fabrics that match in color but have very different patterns.

Mug rugs are easy to sew, all you need are different cotton fabrics and some volume vlies. So dust off your sewing machine and let's start sewing!

The eBook consists of 20 pages with detailed instructions and 65 photos! The finished mug rugs are approximateldy 16 cm x 20 cm big.

Copyright information The sale, reproduction or distribution of the pattern and the instructions (or parts of it) without my permission is strictly prohibited. Feel free to make this for yourself or to give as gifts to other people. You may sell some of the products made using this pattern but please add „pattern by haalu“ to your product description. I do not take any liability for any possible errors in this pattern.


  • detailed instructions with 65 photos
  • the finished mug rugs are approximateldy 16 cm x 20 cm big.
  • suitable for beginners

Materials you need at home:

  • different cotton fabrics
  • volume vlies (I use batting H 630 by Vlieseline)
  • scissors or a rotary cutter with a mat
  • a fabric marker or a pencil
  • a ruler
  • pins
  • an iron
  • and of course a sewing machine
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My name is Hilke and I am a 28 year old student from Aachen, who loves to sew. Haalu has already been around since June 2013. First I sold handmade purses, pencil cases or mobile phone cases on Dawanda, simply because I didn't need as much stuff as I was making. :) Some time ago I have started writing my own eBooks to help others find their own enjoyment in sewing. <3

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