Sew Peppermint Holiday Themed Mug Rug Drink Coasters with this tutorial from Nancy Zieman | Sewing With Nancy
Stitch the perfect stocking stuffer, a gift for a friend, or an accent for your home using fabric scraps! My easy-to-sew mug rug pattern is ideal to stitch using a peppermint theme. In no time, create a set of festive drink coasters.

If you don’t have a favorite go-to recipe for homemade hot cocoa, my friends at PBS have one for you to try! The secret is in the crushed peppermints.

Candy Cane Hot Cocoa Recipe

Supplies, Notions, and Fabric:


  • Each single mug rug requires:
- Four fabric squares cut 4″ x 4″
- Two interfacing squares cut 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″
- One fleece square cut 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″


  • Cut four squares each measuring 4″ x 4″ from four fabric scraps.

  • Cut one square of fabric 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ for the back.
  • Cut one square  7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ from the fleece and two same-sized squares from the interfacing.


  •  Join pairs of squares, right sides together, using a 1/4″ marked seam allowance,.

  • Press seam allowances open.
  • Align the center seamline, right sides together, and pin the two pair together.
  • Join fabrics using the 1/4″ marked seam allowance.

  • Press seam allowances open.

  • Use the Carefree Curves template to trace a circle onto the stacked fabrics. 
  • To create the top of the mug rug, layer pieces in this order:
    1. Fleece, adhesive side down
    2. Sewn Four-Patch, right side up
    3. Interfacing, adhesive side up

  • For the mug rug back, layer pieces in this order:
    1. 7-1/2″ fabric square, right side up
    2. Interfacing square, adhesive side up
  • Stitch directly on the marked lines of both the top and bottom sets.

  • Use scissors to trim away excess interfacing, leaving 1″ of interfacing.

  • Turn the interfacing to the wrong side.

  • Carefully, smooth the circle edges with the turner.
Note from Nancy: Notice that the adhesive side of the fusible fleece is facing you as you smooth the interfacing. We’ll use this adhesive to fuse the top and bottom circle shapes together in the center of our final mug rug. Be mindful of the adhesive during the next pressing step.
  • Press the curved edge along the interfacing only, of both the top and bottom sections.

  • Layer the two circles, wrong sides together.

  • Press.

  • Position and set the seam guide to allow you to stitch a consistent edgestitch around the circle.

  • Stitch in the ditch, sewing along the seams. If needed, use a fabric scrap to start the stitching onto the mug rug. Cut away extra fabric when stitching is complete.
.Ta-Dah! Your first Peppermint Mug Rug Drink Coaster is complete!

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