Monday, December 12, 2011

What I Love About...Coffee Cup Cozy DIY

So this Monday I was feeling a little crafty and was not in the mood to make another hair clip!

So here's what I love about a DIY coffee cozy/sleeve!

It was so easy I thought I'd share how I did it.

Step 1: Trace the pattern of a coffee sleeve from onto a sheet of felt and cut out two separate pieces.

Step 2: Place the two pieces on top of each other and thread together. I used embroidery floss because it's a bit thicker and easier to see than thread.

Using this sort of threading pattern made it easy to pull the two pieces of felt together to give it a little "fluff". Just pull on the thread as you are stitching to pull it together.

Step 3: Tie a knot at in the corner to secure the two strands together.

Step 4: Trim off any part of the felt that doesn't match up perfectly.

Step 5: Cut out a tiny circle and a tiny rectangle in a different color and sew a button to the circle felt.

I use a tiny spool of thread to give me a perfect circle pattern.

Step 6: Hot glue a 1.5 in piece of elastic to the rectangle and glue to the inside of the cozy.

And you're done!

I just love these!

These are going to make a great teacher gift!


rreynol3 said...

Those turned out so great! They're really really cute, and perfectly cozy!
And putting a button on anything makes it perfect.

Erin said...

just found your blog through the wiegand's, and i'm your newest follower!

love this great project, you did a great job!


theolivetree said...

seriously adorable!

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

These are so cute! They would make great little gifts too.

I'd love for you to link up and share:

Jen @ said...

Ooooh, I love it! Great gift idea for my sisters!