Cozy for Coffee

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.

I used:
  • 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!

If I were to make more and give them as gifts, I would make the cozy a bit wider so that I could hem a seam around the entire cozy to avoid fraying. Maybe I'd even double the fabric to make a front and back of the same material with the fleece in the middle. The possibilities are endless. For now, I'm just satisfied that my hubs can drink his coffee in peace.

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