DIY Easy Reversible Fabric Coasters

With all the sewing I do, I have a huge pile of fabric scraps. This scrap pile combined with my need for coasters for our wood end tables resulted in the easiest 30-minute sewing project!

These are quick and easy enough to make that I sew new ones for each season or holiday. I’m currently making Valentine’s Day coasters. 🙂

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DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Cutting Mat

Rotary Cutter or Fabric Scissors

Pins or Clips

Sewing Machine – this is a fantastic beginner’s sewing machine!

Acrylic Ruler

Iron + Ironing Board

Best Press Spray Starch (literally THE best stuff!)

Fabric – 2 different kinds to allow your coaster to be reversible

Batting, Interfacing, Fleece or Terry Cloth

 

How-To Sew Reversible Fabric Coasters

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Gather all your supplies. Start by washing, drying and ironing your fabric. This is an added perk of using scraps, you’re one step ahead.

 

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Cut your fabric into 5.5″ squares. (Note- I was working with small scraps, so I made my coasters a bit smaller. I cut them into 4.5″ squares.)  I typically make coasters in sets of 4, so I cut out four of each piece of cotton fabric and four of my batting.

For this project I used quilting batting, because it’s what I had. You could also use interfacing, fleece or even terry cloth.

 

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Layer the pieces together, starting with the batting on the bottom, followed by the 2 pieces of cotton right sides together. The ugly side should be facing out.

 

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Pin or clip around your square. Double pin on one side to create a 2″ space – we aren’t going to sew here. This will be how we turn the coasters once we’ve sewn it.

 

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Quilting for Beginner's: Quilt Along

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Sew around your coaster square, leaving a 2″ space on one side. Trim edges to roughly 1/8″ seam allowance, leaving the entire seam of the 2″ portion intact.

Flip your coaster right side out. Carefully poke the corners out, be careful not to poke a hole in the fabric.

Tuck the unsewn portion under and give it a spritz with Best Press. Best Press gives a nice crisp feel to the fabric and makes it easier to top stitch. Iron flat.

Top stitch all the way around. I top-stitch around once at either a 1/8″ or 1/4″ seam allowance.

 

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Trim your threads and enjoy!

DIY Reversible Fabric Coaster Tutorial: A quick and easy 30 minute DIY sewing project. The perfect project for beginners! Repin now for later!

Such a simple project, but these coasters are cute and functional! Plus, tie up four with a ribbon and they make a perfect little gift!

 

 

 

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