Posted: Feb 10, 2014 10:00 AM
 
Add your own personal flair to your daily cup of coffee! You can transform some simple fabric scraps into an adorable coffee cozy — limited sewing skills required!

allParenting coffee cozy materials

What you'll need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Fleece fabric (any color)
  • Coffee ring
  • Card stock
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Elastic
  • Large button
  • Coordinating thread
  • Needle
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron

What you'll do:

allParenting coffee cozy step 1

Cut the cardboard coffee ring open along one of its seams.

allParenting coffee cozy step 2

Lay the coffee ring out flat on top of a piece of card stock, and then trace around it with a pen.

allParenting coffee cozy step 3

Add an extra 1/4-inch around the outline for seam allowance. You can use a ruler or seam gauge for accuracy, or you can just eyeball it like I did. It doesn't have to be exact.

allParenting coffee cozy step 4

Cut out the card stock template, then use the template to cut out 2 pieces of cotton fabric, and 1 piece of fleece fabric.

allParenting coffee cozy step 5

Lay the 2 cotton pieces of fabric with the printed sides facing each other.

allParenting coffee cozy step 6

Lay the fleece fabric on top of the 2 pieces of cotton fabric, then sew around 3 of the 4 sides, leaving one short end open.

allParenting coffee cozy step 7

Turn the fabric right side out and press the seams with an iron.

allParenting coffee cozy step 8

Turn in the fabric on the open end 1/4 inch and press the fold to keep it in place.

allParenting coffee cozy step 9

Cut a piece of elastic that is 2 inches long. Fold the elastic in half and slide it in the open end of the fabric.

allParenting coffee cozy step 10

Top stitch to sew the open end closed, then continue the top stitch around the rest of the coffee cozy.

allParenting coffee cozy step 11

Grab a sewing needle and some thread and sew the button on the side of the coffee cozy that is opposite the elastic. Wrap the coffee cozy around your coffee cup, slide the elastic over the button, and your coffee cozy is ready to use!

allParenting coffee cozy vertical

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