Casual and Cute Blue-Jean Coasters

by Kim
4 Materials
5 Minutes
These no-sew coasters are Free and Easy, and get lots of compliments. Kids could easily make sets of these to give as gifts. I have even sold these in craft fairs for charity.
Everyone has old jeans to discard or donate.
Start by cutting around the pocket with a border of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. No sewing, just raw edges.
Wash your pockets in the washer and dry 'em in the dryer. This will fray the edges.
See? Nicely frayed. You might need to trim longer strands after they are dry.
Cut a piece from the flat side of an empty milk jug to fit inside your pocket. I wash the cut-out's easier. But if this grosses you out, you could wash out your jug first, of course.
Slip the plastic into the pocket to make it water-proof, and you're done!
Cute and Casual Coasters. All made from cast-offs. Really, everyone compliments these all the time.
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  • Cho8433185 Cho8433185 on May 18, 2017
    Very good wow MASHAALLAH means may GOD bless you for this simple but brilliant idea

  • Karen Dinger Springer Karen Dinger Springer on Jun 24, 2019

    Hi, I am assuming that you sewed the two pockets together in order to slip the milk carton plastic inside? I don't see where you did this in your photos.


  • Susan gaede Susan gaede on May 05, 2021

    Do you have to use the plastic milk jug to line the pocket

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  • Louise Louise on Mar 03, 2022

    Love the idea. I might do this by cutting two squares of denim and sew them together on 3 sides. It would work the same. I always have trouble with coasters not doing their job, especially with cork. They eventually warp and become non-functional. But this should do the trick, plus I'm a denim fan!

  • Mary Mary on Feb 22, 2023

    I did this years ago. I even sold some at craft sale !

    Lots of uses for the pockets Gotta love crafty people

    thanks for posting!