Introducing the coffee cozy!
My hubs received a coffee thermos from a student for Christmas. It's the ceramic kind and when filled with a hot beverage, the outside also becomes very hot. So he kindly asked for a coffee cozy to keep his hands from burning yet still warm & cozy.
I decided to use what I had in stock for this easy project.
- leftover linen fabric from another project (which is actually a linen napkin from West Elm)
- leftover fusible fleece for the lining
- white thread
- a button from my stash
- embroidery floss from my stash
- a hair tie from my wrist
I first cut my piece of fabric by using a Starbucks sleeve from one of our previous purchases. I then cut out a piece of fleece for the back side of the fabric using the Starbucks sleeve again as the pattern.
I used an iron to fuse the pieces together. Then I simply stitched around the perimeter.
Next, I took my hair tie (I wasn't about to go out and purchase elastic for one cozy) and lined it up in the center of one side and did a zig zag stitch to keep it in place. I actually did two rows of zig zags just for security.
Last, I wrapped the cozy around the cup and pulled the elastic where I think it would be so I could mark where my button should go. Then I used the embroidery thread to sew a button.
And bazinga! An instant cozy!