DIY Sewing Coaster Project – Learn How to Sew Coasters | Free Pattern

Coasters are a must have for any homeowner/apartment renter/dorm dweller who wants to keep a nice home. They have helped me keep my furniture nice for years and change up the look of a room when I’m in the home decorating mood (which is basically always). Coasters have also been one of my go-to present for housewarmings, bridal showers, and weddings recently because they are super useful and a nice little add-on to larger gifts.

DIY Coasters Free Pattern

For a while when I was looking for a gift or redoing a room and wanted to get a set of coasters that matched the new decor, I would purchase coasters at home stores like HomeGoods and Home Sense. However, as I started getting more into sewing I decided I could easily make my own that were customizable and washable – SCORE!

Below you will find a free printable pattern, instructions, and a video outlining how I make super simple coasters with just a few materials.

What You’ll Need:

  1. Printable Pattern
  2. (2) 5 inch square pieces of fabric
  3. (1) 5 inch square piece of batting or felt
  4. Thread
  5. Rotary Cutter/Scissors
  6. Ruler
  7. Cutting Board
  8. Iron
  9. Sewing Machine (I use the Brother XM2701 and love it – super lightweight and easy to use!)
DIY coasters with free sewing pattern
Mix and match your fabrics to create a set that works in your space


  1. Print out the pattern and gather your supplies.
  2. Cut out the 5×5 inch square from the pattern.
  3. Laying your cutting board down on your work space, place your fabric on the board. Place your 5×5 inch square pattern on the fabric and cut out two pieces.
  4. Cut out one piece of batting/felt using the 5×5 inch square pattern.
  5. Take your two pieces of fabric and lay them on top of each other with the right side of the fabric facing in.
  6. Place the batting/felt on top of the fabric pieces, lining them up.
  7. Pin the fabric and batting/felt together.
  8. Begin sewing the fabric and batting/felt together with a 1/4 inch hem allowance. Be sure to leave a small opening (about 1.5 – 2 inches) that you will use to flip the fabric through.
  9. Using your scissor or rotary cutter, cut diagonally on each corner, being careful not to cut through the stitch.
  10. Flip the fabric through the small opening so that the correct side of the fabric is facing outwards and you now have a “batting/felt sandwich”- fabric, batting/felt, fabric. This will create a 4×4 square.
  11. Pin the opening so that it looks uniform with the rest of the coaster.
  12. Sew around the coaster with a 1/4 inch hem allowance.
  13. Iron the coaster.
  14. Repeat to create multiples.
Free pattern for coasters

If you make your own coasters be sure to share them on Instagram and tag @karmankismet so I can check them out!