Watermelon Wooly Mug Rug
by Morgan | June 20, 2018
Even if you've never worked with wool, when you see these wool coasters (called Wooly Mug Rugs in this series) you will fall in love. Can't you see yourself sipping lemonade with guests while the sun shines down, placing your glass down on these beautiful wool coasters? Imagine all the love these will receive from your friends and family. They're perfect housewarming gifts, too.
These adorable mug rugs are part of a series that Tammy does on YouTube every month. She guides you through creating the design for each month and teaches you new hand-sewing and wool techniques to make the process go more smoothly. What's even better, though, is that the video comes with a FREE diagram so you can make this with wool you have laying around.
Watch the How to Make a Watermelon Wooly Mug Rug Video
Get the FREE diagram from our website!
Now, if you want to make sure you get exactly what you see here (allowing for some tiny variations in color placements - it's hand-dyed wool, after all) then you should get the July Wooly Mug Rug Kit from the Shabby Fabrics website.
What comes in the kit?
- 100% Wool Fabric for 2 Mug Rugs
- Full Size Template
You may want some of these helpful tools to complete this project.
- Presencia Perlé #8 - Perfect for stitching around your mug rugs
- Daylight Wafer 1 Lightbox - Extremely helpful for tracing appliqué shapes
- Creative Stitching Book - Very helpful for learning different stitches!
- Appliqué Pressing Sheet - Very Helpful for ease with assembling shapes accurately
- Wooly Felted Ironing Mat - Extremely helpful for ironing wool appliqué & embroidery
- Sue Spargo Needles - Extremely helpful for hand stitching through wool
- Thread Magic - Extremely helpful for taming tangles in your embroidery thread
- Kai Embroidery Scissors - Very helpful for precise wool trimming
- Richard Hemming Embroidery Needles - Very helpful for whipstitching wool thread
- Clover Embroidery Needle Threader - Very helpful for threading your embroidery needles
- Heat N Bond Lite - Very helpful for bonding fabric without added weight or stiffness
- CutRite Heavy Duty Freezer Paper - Very helpful for making reusable circle templates
- White Sewline Fabric Pencil - Very helpful for marking placement, sewing & embroidery lines on dark fabrics
Join in on the fun!
If you enjoyed this project and want to make more Wooly Mug Rugs to match each month, view the entire Wooly Mug Rugs Series on YouTube. We'll be adding a new video every month, so make sure you subscribe.
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