I decided I wanted to finally tackle making my very own reusable coffee cup cozy. I know these have been around for a long time, and I'm surprisingly slow to jump on the reusable bandwagon when it comes to these things. But, I've jumped on the bandwagon and that's all that counts, right?
This project was a great excuse to go check out the brand new
I wanted to keep the fun, holiday feeling with my cozy - where's the joy in the Starbucks red cup if you cover it up with something boring and un holiday-esque?
I grabbed some pretty red fabric, some white for the lining and just knew this sparkly black button was the perfect addition. I may or may not have thrown some other things into my cart while I was there. But I digress...
Follow along for the how to - or see House on Hill Road if you want WAY better directions than I can give. The original inspiration for this project was from Strictly Homemade.
Things You'll Need:
- External fabric - 6" x 14"
- Internal fabric - 6" x 14"
- Fusible batting/fleece - 6" x 14"
- hair elastic
- coordinating thread
- sewing machine
Start by cutting out your 2 fabrics and fusible fleece - you can use the pattern that I linked to above, or you can wing it. Then place your external fabric wrong side down on the fusible fleece and iron so the 2 adhere together. Pinch your hair elastic in the middle, leaving about a 1 inch loop facing the center of the fabric. Sew onto the EXTERNAL piece of fabric with the right side up. I know this is totally counter intuitive and if you're like me, you'll spend 47 hours trying to understand why. Or, if you're smarter than me you'll just get it and it won't be a big deal.