10 Minute No-Sew Rolled Denim Coasters

If you are looking for recycled denim crafts, then you will love this decorative idea for the home.

Updated August 17, 2023
10 Minute No-Sew Rolled Denim Coasters

Don't throw out those old jeans! If you are looking for a way to use up jeans and other denim pieces that no longer work for you, then this quick and simple project is perfect. These 10 Minute No-Sew Rolled Denim Coasters are exactly what you need.

This is an easy no-sew project that you can whip up in minutes using old jeans. Use these for your next rustic-chic-themed party, or just any time you need to put down a coaster for your beverage.

It's a thrifty method that saves you money on coasters, cleans up your closet, and keeps you busy for as long as it takes to make the number you want.

The sturdiness of the denim really makes these DIY coasters ideal for holding different kinds of drinks. You do want to try to get your roll as even as possible to avoid a surface that's uneven, but it's easy to do. Especially with this full how-to guide.

Check out exactly how easy it is to make this upcycled denim coaster with this super helpful video tutorial! If you aren't a visual learner or want both, then take a look at our written tutorial as well.

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Rolled Denim Coasters Video Tutorial

For you visual learners out there, this video will walk you through each step of our no-sew denim coaster tutorial. Mary Beth will also share helpful tips and tricks as she goes. 

Press play on the button and give it a watch. Then scroll down for the material list and stepped-out written instructions.

No-Sew Rolled Denim Coasters Written Tutorial

Materials List
  • Old pair of jeans or denim with double-stitched seams
  • Strong scissors
  • E6000 glue (or any non-heated fabric glue)

Skill Level: Beginner
Project Type: Make a Project
Time to Complete: Under an Hour
Sewn By: No-Sew

How to Make Upcycled Denim Coasters:

  1. Find the side of the jeans that has the seam with double stitching. This will be the most sturdy.

Image shows a cutting mat background with two hands holding the with the double-stitched seam side of a pair of jeans.

  1. Cut that seam part out of the jeans. Trim the excess bits of jean off the seam of the jeans you are going to use. 

Image shows a cutting mat background with two hands cutting the seam from a pair of jeans.

  1. Use the shorter piece of your jean seam on the inside and the longer pieces on the outside.
  2. Run a bead of glue down the center of the seam. Do not glue the entire strip at once because the glue will dry before you get to it. Begin rolling the jean up on itself. Go slowly and try to keep the roll as even as possible.

Image shows a cutting mat background with a hand gluing the jean fabric strip.
Image shows a cutting mat background with hands rolling the jean fabric strip.

  1. Repeat this process down the rest of the line of your seam. As you continue to roll, try and keep it so that the piece stays flat and does not become cone-shaped. 

    Tip: As your piece gets larger use the edge of your table to roll your jean coaster up evenly. 

Image shows a cutting mat background with a hand gluing the rolled jean coaster on the mat.

  1. When you are ready to join the second seam onto your first rolled seam, simply place a dot of glue at the end of the seam and connect them. Then, repeat the rolling process along your second seam.

    Note: Depending on how long the jeans were and how wide you want your coaster, you may add a third or fourth seam. Simply roll until you are satisfied with the size of your DIY coaster.

Image shows a cutting mat background with a hand holding and gluing the rolled jean coaster in progress.
Image shows a cutting mat background with a hand holding and pressing down the rolled jean coaster in progress.

  1. Place a pin at the very end of your last seam that you roll up and allow that to dry overnight. Then, your denim coaster is ready for use!

Image shows two hands holding the finished rolled jean coaster with a pin pushed down on the end piece.
Image shows, from above, the finished rolled jean coaster sitting on a table next to a glass.
Image shows the finished rolled jean coaster sitting on a table with a glass on top. There is also a glass behind without a coaster.

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