February 14, 2018

Folding Heart Envelope Mug Rug

I recently stumbled upon Ella and Nesta's Little Room's Folding Envelope Heart Mug Rug Tutorial, and I loved it! I love that it's a heart-shaped mug rug, and I really love how it folds into an envelope! So cool and nifty! So I knew I had to make one of my own.

For this heart shaped mug rug, I used a couple Valentine's Day fabrics. One fabric features hearts and a crossword puzzle with Valentine's Day themed words like cupid, kisses, valentine, candy, xoxo, roses, hugs, hearts, and more. The other fabric is black with pink and red sparkly hearts. I used the crossword puzzle fabric as my main fabric and the black hearts fabric for the top flap of the envelope.

I followed the tutorial at Ella and Nesta's Little Room and printed out the heart template from A Sunday Morning With... 

I used the template to cut out two hearts in the fabric and one in my batting. I stitched them together with the fabrics right sides together. I left an opening to turn the mug rug inside out. (I forgot to get a picture to show this, but you attach your contrasting fabric that will be the envelope flap to one of the hearts before sewing the three layers together). 

I turned the heart using the opening, and then I top stitched around the heart. I also stitched lines on the heart following the guide on the template. These lines will help the heart fold easier. I added a button to the top of the heart and one on the envelope flap (bottom of the heart). The button at the top of the heart has a small piece of elastic attached. 

the heart folded into an envelope

I wish I made my mug rug a little bigger, but it's big enough to hold a tea bag.

This is my new mug rug with one of my favorite mugs. I love hearts and arrows. This mug is perfect for Valentine's Day, and it goes perfectly with my heart envelope mug rug.

It's coffee time!


  1. That's so cute how it folds up with a tea bag inside! :) Lisa

  2. I had to pin this! How freaking adorable!

    Found your blog via #FridayFrivolity & glad I did.

  3. So cute!! Awesome job!! #fridayfrivolity

  4. What an adorable sewing project, T'onna! I love how it folds up. This would make a great gift. Thanks for stopping by First Day of Home as well. I love making new blogger friends! :)