Arabesque Felt Tea Coaster {Tutorial} Guest Post

Today’s Ramadan craft was made by a guest so I could enjoy the day with my family.

This beautiful felt tea coaster was made by Rawya Hoballah, who loves to craft and sent me a few to choose from.

I picked this tea coaster as I loved the arabesque design on it.

It reminded me of a number of arabesque pattered type of crafts we have made before that I will list at the bottom of this post.


  • Felt sheets
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors

Step 1

Use something round ( bigger than the tea cups you use at home) to draw a circle on the felt, cut 2 circles of the same color.

Step 2

Cut around the template in the tutorial or any other simple design for example and pin it on the other color that you choose, then cut around it.

Step 3

Using only 2 strands from the embroidery thread (there are 6).

Step 4

Sew the shape to one of the circles you already cut.

Step 5

Now sew both circles together.

Step 6

When you finish the whole circle you can secure the thread by going back and forth in the last 2 stitches as shown in the photo.

Enjoy your tea!

If you liked making this arabesque craft, please stop by these others

Hand Cut Arabesque Stamp {Tutorial}

Arabesque Napkin Votives {Tutorial}

Arabesque Sandpaper Shirt {Tutorial}

Be sure to visit A Crafty Arab on Pinterst to see more fun tutorials.


I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.