Felt Craft – Free Bear Coaster Pattern

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern
You all know how much I love my felt craft projects. 🙂 My latest are these sweet bear coasters – easy, fun and portable hand stitching.

Download the free pattern here.

Here’s how to make them.

Cut two 4-inch squares of wool felt for each coaster.

If you live in a humid place where one beverage will soak through two layers of wool felt in no time, cut a 3 1/2 inch square from something waterproof for each coaster. It doesn’t matter what it looks like – it will be hidden inside the coaster.

Download the pattern and print (or trace) the pieces onto freezer paper. The sheet has enough pieces for 6 coasters.

Rough cut around the pieces and fuse the freezer paper to wool felt. Cut out all the pieces. Cut right through the felt and the freezer paper – it helps you get neat cuts on all those tiny pieces.

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Leave a little extra seam allowance past the dotted lines at the base of the ears – that bit will tuck under the head for a neat finish.

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Peel off the freezer paper backs and assemble all the pieces (tucking the ears under the head) on one of your coaster squares. I like to swipe the backs with a little dab of fabric glue stick, but you can use pins if you don’t mind your thread snagging on them every other stitch. 🙂

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Appliqué all the parts in place using whipstitch and two strands of matching thread.

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Layer a plain back with the bear front, slipping a waterproof square between the layers if desired.

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

Whipstitch the layers together around the edge and you’re finished!

Here are the colors I used for my set. I used black for all the eyes and noses. All of the felt and matching thread is available in my shop. One sheet of felt will make three coasters.

  • background – denim
  • bear – Tahitian sunset
  • muzzle and belly – copper

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

  • background – enchanted forest
  • bear – coffee
  • muzzle and belly – Tahitian sunset

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

  • background – vineyard
  • bear – copper
  • muzzle and belly – cobblestone

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

  • background – loden
  • bear – Tahitian sunset
  • muzzle and belly – cobblestone

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

  • background – blue snow
  • bear – white
  • muzzle – smoky marble

Felt Craft - free bear coaster pattern

  • background – babbling brook
  • bear – licorice
  • muzzle – Tahitian sunset

My favorite is the one with the purple background. Jo’s favorite is the polar bear. Alan is still at San Diego Comic Con so he hasn’t claimed one yet. Which is your favorite?

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Happy stitching!

Best,
Wendi
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7 COMMENTS

  1. Sandy SAYS...

    Wendi, Thank you for the free pattern. I love these little guys!!

  2. Brenda C. SAYS...

    These are adorable, would also make a lovely, playful quilt (hint-hint). As always, thank you for your generosity!! May you continue to be blessed with creative ideas.

  3. I’m a felt fanatic too! These coasters are adorable. Thanks for the pattern and how-to.

    • You’re welcome! I’ll be posting soon showing how to use this basic technique to turn any of my applique patterns into felt coasters. 🙂

  4. Sharon Parker SAYS...

    Thank you so much for the adorable bear project! They are so creative and will be a fun project to stitch while spending time with the hubs watching TV!

  5. Thank you Iam going to try the costers. they look so cute.