Nov, 11

{DIY} Coffee Cozy

Oh boy this was a fun project (and easy too!)!  I got the cozy template from Purl Bee and added some extra flair with embroidery thread.  Here is how Purl Bee explains it and below is what I did.  I can’t wait to use these as stocking stuffers for all of the coffee drinkers in my group.  They will love them!

Supplies: scissors, Purl Bee template, embroidery thread, embroidery needle, pins, pen, and felt (I used eco felt made from recycled bottles).

1. Print out, cut and trace the template onto the felt.  Purl Bee recommends doing this “assembly line” style and I agree.  It makes it a lot easier and faster.

2. Before you sew it closed, I fold the felt in half and stick a pin in the center to mark it.  Then open it up and sew your design or add buttons, applique, etc. between the edge and the center point.  You really can do whatever you want in this step, so make it unique!

3. Then I fold it in half and pin in closed.

4. Then stitch the cozy closed.  you can use a zigzag stitch, straight stitch, blanket stitch or whatever kind you want.  Note: be sure to sew closer to the edge, so you don’t make the cozy too narrow.  you want it to fit the cup properly.  If you don’t own a sewing machine, no worries.  You can easily stitch it closed with embroidery thread.

5. And… voila!  You’re done.  Now you can take your cozy anywhere, and they are washable.

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you make some, be sure to share!  I want to thank Purl Bee for sharing such an easy and wonderful project!

♥ RobbieLee


5 Responses to “{DIY} Coffee Cozy”

  1. Tincy

    I love the his and hers cozies!! Perfect for the holiday red cups…

    Really cute idea thanks for sharing : )


    • RobbieLee

      I’m so glad you love them too! So cute for a couple. Thanks for stopping by, Tincy!

  2. Laura

    I love these! What settings do you use on your sewing machine for wool felt? Every time I try to machine-sew felt, one side of the stitch looks wacky.

  3. RobbieLee

    Hello Laura! So glad you enjoyed the post. To be honest, I just used the same zig-zag setting that I use for cotton fabric. Maybe try adjusting your tension, slightly, so see if that helps. Or, try using larger spaced zig-zags. Sometimes I get tangled when using the tighter zig-zag when sewing the wool-felt. I know what you mean though… my old machine used to do that too. I’m using a Singer now and my mom uses a Kenmore. Those both seem to be great brands, no matter what model you get. Hope this helps. If not, let me know and we will think of something else :).

    Thanks for reading!



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