How to make a fabric coffee cozy…
Instructions by: Rachael Lindsay
Time: Less than an hour
These coffee cozies are so fun and unique. These are an absolute favorite in my Etsy store. There are so many types of fabric to use, and they can fit any personality….
I love the versatility of these coffee cozies. If you would like some inspiration or want to buy a coffee cozy for your friends… please feel free to stop by ExtraBaggageBoutique
Grab a paper coffee cozy from your favorite coffee shop to use for your pattern. Find a few fabric scraps from old projects to make this item even more eco-friendly. You will need to tear apart the coffee cozy at the glue site to make it useful as your pattern.
Line up your fabric choices to make the cutting process easier.
It is best to use a printed fabric piece for the outside of the cozy and a solid fabric piece for the inside of the cozy.
Using a rotary cutter, cut around your paper coffee cozy pattern. It is best to give yourself 1/4” seam allowance on the edge of the coffee cozy pattern. Your coffee cozy will measure approximately 3” x 10” when cut out. You will also want to cut out a liner for the inside of your coffee cozy. Make the liner the same size as your fabric pieces. Pin all three pieces together.
Place your fabric pieces face side in with the liner on the outside. It doesn’t make a difference if you place the liner on the fabric you are using for the inside or the outside. You will need an elastic band at this point in the sewing process. Place the elastic band in-between the interior and exterior fabric. You want to leave part of the elastic band extending out from where you are sewing (see photo). Sew along the edge of the coffee cozy leaving a space of 2-3 inches to turn the coffee cozy inside out.
Snip off the end of the elastic band. Turn the coffee cozy inside out. Iron out the winkles from the coffee cozy. Pin your fabric edges from the 2-3 inch space left from earlier. Line up the coffee cozy on the sewing machine and run a continuous stitch along the outer edge of your coffee cozy.
The last step is sewing on your button. Measure 2-3 inches from outer edge and this is the spot the button will be. Hand sew your button to your coffee cozy.
These are the steps to making an awesome, eco-friendly coffee cozy. These are so easy to throw in your purse or put in your pocket on a walk to your favorite coffee shop. Please visit my Etsy shop for more fun and unique coffee cozies!