red and gold pojagi coaster with title.

This pojagi coaster is a nice little project. Even though it’s stitched by hand, it can be done pretty quickly and it’s easy to change the colour scheme to match decor or a person’s favourite colours. It would make a great Christmas gift along with a nice cup and some flavoured hot chocolate.

To make this, you need sixteen pieces of fabric to finish at 1″. I used only two colours, but you can use any combination that you like. You also need a 4″ piece for the backing. Check out the series introduction for more details about fabric choices.

Cut out the pieces

Mark the 1″ pieces with a Hera marker, then cut out leaving about 1/4″ seam allowance. You need 16 pieces total.

pojagi coaster tutorial

Join together

Join pairs together using the traditional pojagi seam method.

pojagi coaster tutorial

I join pairs into squares of four, and then join those to make the final square of sixteen.

pojagi coaster tutorial

Check the size

Sometimes in joining, sizes can shift and change slightly, especially if there is any polyester in your fabric. Use a 4″ template to mark the final edges after all the stitching is done. This will help it match the backing exactly.

pojagi coaster tutorial

Add the backing

Fold all the seam allowances to the inside and pin to the backing, wrong sides together. Stitch around the outside with the same overcast pojagi stitch,

pojagi coaster tutorial

It’s done!

I used a variegated thread, but any colour would look nice.

pojagi coaster tutorial


pojagi coaster


Don’t forget to check out all the other 2018 Pojagi Christmas Projects.


Elizabeth DeCroos - Epida Studio.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos is the designer and teacher at Epida Studio. She loves to work in quilting, pojagi and embroidery and teach these techniques to others.
Learn more and get her to speak to your group.

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