Cat Hug Mug Coaster

6 Materials
2 Hours
Don't you just love handmade craft gifts! I'm part of a group of twelve creative bloggers who have joined together for a 12 Month Christmas Blog Hop where one of us will be making a fabulous handcrafted Christmas gift for us to re-create each month! Our goal is to make one handmade gift a month for 2016 and by Christmastime we'll be ahead of our holiday gift making. For more info see I was inspired by another blogger's creation to make this charming felt cat hug mug coaster. And of course I couldn't resist showing you how my Hometalk mug looks with the finished project!
To get started, I created a pattern that you can save to Word, print, and cut out.
Next, put the paper pattern pieces directly on the felt and cut out instead of tracing and cutting out - thus saving a step!
Then match the two body pieces together(wrong sides together). Start a blanket stitch (a decorative hand stitch to finish the unfinished edges) just before adding the paws to the body, so you can include them in the blanket stitch when getting to those areas.
Continue blanket stitching around the entire cat body and tail until reaching the previous starting point.
Next, take the right side of one head and hand baste the ears on . . .
and then the mouth.
Take the other head and match to the first. Begin blanket stitching the two together, leaving an opening to add poly-fil. Push enough filing inside to plump up the head and ears.
Blanket stitch the opening close. Stitch the bottom edge of the head between the front legs and center edge of the body so that the head will sit upright and hugging when a mug is placed on top.
And finally, using a different thread, stitch on whiskers and beads for eyes.
Your cat hug mug coaster is now complete! Make several for gift giving and enjoy using your coaster!
Suggested materials:
  • Cat body template
  • Felt
  • Scissors
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Gail@Purple Hues and Me
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  • Pat Pat on Oct 13, 2019

    How do bogey pattern

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  • Gail@Purple Hues and Me Gail@Purple Hues and Me on Aug 24, 2020

    Aw Luci, you've made my week! Thanks so much for your sweet comments! The cat hug mug would be perfect for cat lovers! It's a fun project to make. I use to have a monthly craft class in my community club house before the virus and the ladies loved making this.

  • 17335038 17335038 on Oct 07, 2020

    During these days of social distancing, giving these adorable coasters to others is one way of still giving, and getting hugs that we are missing.