Make a mug holder out of hobby felt to avoid burning your fingers. METHOD: Cut out three pieces of felt in different sizes according to the template in the PDF below. We embroidered a text and glued a small figure to the smallest piece. An x on the template indicates the middle of each piece. Place the pieces together in three layers, centred in the middle, and sew together with embroidery yarn along the long sides. Measure around your coffee mug and then sew the short sides together by overlapping them; sew up as you did for the long sides. While you're at it, you can sew several holders and keep one at home, in the car and at work. Or why not give one away? It's the perfect little host or hostess gift.