If you’ve been sewing for a while, you probably have fabric scraps from other projects. I’ve got the perfect stash buster project for you, plus you’ll liven up your morning drink and table with a fabulous Sashiko mug rug.
For this project, you’ll be working with the Persimmon. Flower stitch
What you’ll need for the Sashiko mug rug
This project is perfect for fabric scraps. Use cotton, linen, or denim. You’ll also need Sashiko or crochet thread, Sashiko needle, fabric marker, ruler, thread.
Step 1 – Stitch the Persimmon Flower
Cut a 6×6 inch piece of fabric. Trace a 1/4 inch grid. To do this, I use the Frixion pen by Pilot. It has a fine tip and the best part: the ink disappears with an iron.
Start by stitching the horizontal rows, as shown in the picture below. You’ll stitch two in the same pattern, then a staggered row.
Continue stitching the vertical rows.
Your finished piece should look like this.
Step 5 – Sew the mug rug
Cut another 6×6 fabric piece. Use contrasting colors if you want. To add body to your mug rug, cut a piece of fusible fleece and iron it on.
Pin or clip both pieces together.
Leaving a 2″ opening, use a 1/4 seam allowance and stitch along the edge.
Trim the corners, be careful not to cut past the stitching. Turn fabric. Close mug rug with ladder stitch.
Your mug rug is ready!
You can adapt the mug rug pattern to make placemats, napkins, or table runners and dress up your dinner table.
I’d love to see your creations. Tag me on Instagram @catandraven.