Fancy Flowery Felt Coasters – a free pattern!

Fancy Flowery Felt Coasters - a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

Oh how I love this set of coasters!

Coasters are a bit of an issue for me.

I have a glass of ice water within reach all day long. I have a lot of potter friends – so most of my cups and glasses are lovely to look at and delightful to hold, but completely uninsulated so they sweat like crazy.

I’m always seeing pretty, pretty coaster tutorials online – and I’ve made a few. But the fabric ones (which are what I love to make) just catch the water and hold it in place. They usually soak completely through, so instead of getting a ring on my furniture – I get a big blobby smear.

Then I had a bit of an epiphany. Maybe everyone else has already thought of this – but none of the tutorials I’ve read mention it and it was a new idea for me, so. . . what if I put something waterproof inside a coaster – to block the moisture from soaking through to the bottom? Of course! *smacks forehead* I could make some very pretty – and also completely functional – felt coasters! Happy dance!

Fast forward to today. My coasters are finally finished!

Fancy Flowery Felt Coasters - a free pattern from Shiny Happy World

These are not hard to make – they only use very simple stitches – but they take a LOT of time. Luckily, they’re small and easy to schlepp around for some portable handwork to pull out at the doctor’s office, the park, on long car trips, etc.


Download the free pattern here.

So that’s your pattern. What about the materials?

Here’s what you need. . .

Fancy Flowery Felt Coasters materials kit from Shiny Happy WorldMaterials Kit

Does that seem like a lot of stuff? Or maybe you’re just getting started and don’t have a lot of scraps? Then a materials kit might be just the thing for you! You’ll get all the felt you need, embroidery thread that matches it exactly, the liner fabric and the pattern already printed on freezer paper and Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy (aka The Magical Embroidery Stuff).

Get a materials kit here.

So there you are! Grab your pattern and some felt and thread in pretty colors and start stitching! It’s fun – and the finished coasters are so, so pretty. 🙂

Happy stitching!

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  1. These are great! I especially love the little flowers stitched around the edge.

    • Thanks! Those little stars were fun to stitch. 🙂

  2. Wendy Theisen SAYS...

    I Love these! Thank You! Boy I sure don’t know how you do it All!? And with your daughter going off to birding school soon! I don’t envy you that . My kids are 20 something’s with busy lives. And two years ago I moved three states away to marry the most Wonderful man and be close to my ailing father. But I miss my kids like Crazy!
    You are a brave and Wonderful Mom! I know your daughter must really want this experience for you to be gifting it to her! I’ll keep you all in my prayers. And again Thank You for all the Awesome projects! I am So thrilled I stumbled on your videos and website! Sincerely, Wendy T

    • Thanks so much for the nice note! Jo is absolutely giddy (with just a touch of nervous) about starting school. It’s definitely easier on me knowing that she’s just 45 minutes away. 🙂

  3. Wendy Theisen SAYS...

    Oops! That auto correct! It was supposed to say boarding school of course!!! :0)

  4. Alice England SAYS...

    You are so wonderful and generous to supply us with these beautiful projects you design! I don’t have just tons of money (who does?), but your free patterns give me a way of making spectacular gifts without having to buy expensive patterns. You are also very kind to allow us to sell what we make 🙂 If most are like me, it will be hard enough to make all four for my gift, but it is lovely to know that if I ever did get the urge, I would be allowed to. You’re terrifically talented, I love your style. It really speaks to me, and I like your things immediately on sight Thank you again for supplying us with such exciting GIFTS, because that’s how I view the selection of freebies your offer!


    • Thanks so much! I’m glad you’ve been able to use so many of the patterns. 🙂

  5. Claudia Lotz SAYS...

    These are so cute! Thank you very much for sharing this pattern. Love them!

  6. winnie SAYS...

    I am looking for a pattern using fabric or felt to make a coaster that fits my water glass base inside of the coaster. Do you know of such a pattern on line that I can download. I just need to make two for a friend who has to have her water to keep hydrated while getting chemo treatments. No stem glasses please. She likes her favorite water glasses. I thought having two would give her a change daily. I hope so much that you can help me finding such a pattern. Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving and upcoming holiday.
    Sincerely, winnie Jackson

    • Sorry – I’m not sure I understand exactly what you’re asking. Is it that your looking for a bigger-than average coaster? You can always enlarge any coaster pattern on a copy machine or your computer. Since it’s flat and there are no seam allowances just enlarge or reduce to any size you like!