Welcome! I am excited to be a part of Mug Rug Madness! Take a peek at my little house mug rug and stop by at Two More Seconds at this post to enter the giveaway to win one of these little guys!
I tried to go with something easy and fun to personalize! I love Zakka style crafts and definitely had this style in mind when I wrote this tutorial. These little mug rugs are quick to whip up. I think they would make great gifts for teachers (make it a school house), kids, grandparents, or anyone else who needs a little house for their mug!
3" Twill tape or ribbon
Lace, ric rac, scraps, or anything other trims you would like to decorate your house.
Fusible web (optional)
All seam allowances are 1/4".
1. Cut one 6.5" x 4.5" rectangle outof your fabric for the main body of the house. For the roof of your house you need to cut out a triangle.
2. Draw a line that is 6.5". This is going to be the base. Mark the middle of your base and draw a line 3.25" perpendicular to your base. Draw the sides of your triangle by joining the ends of the base line to the top of the 3.25" line. Use this pattern piece to cut out your roof.
These are your two pattern pieces you now should have.
3. Now lay your roof on top of your rectangle right sides together and sew together. Press the seam allowance toward the bottom.
At this point if you would like to add some trim at the roof line this is when I add it.
4. Use this front piece to cut out the back piece of your mug rug as well as your batting.
6. Sew together starting at the bottom of the house and leaving a gap of about 2.5" to turn it out.
7. Trim the bulk off the corners of your rug and turn right side out. Press.
7. Now you are going to topstitch around the sides and bottom portion as close as you can to the edge to close the gap that is left.
8. Adorn your house! I left my edges raw and used scraps to add windows and doors and just stitched close to the edge. (I used fusible web on some of the mug rugs to help my scraps stay stable, but they are so small you might not find it necessary!) This is also a great opportunity to use those fun decorative stitches on your machine! Make bushes or flowers. I used a round decorative stitch to make the door knob on my doors. Add bits of lace and ric rac. Use some of your favorite novelty scraps and fussy cut little characters to live in the house. Stamps are also a fun, easy way to add words or names. Have fun with it! Make it as simple or as ornate as you like!