Sew Coffee Cozies from The Sewing Loft

by Ramona on February 3, 2012

We have a guest post today from blogger/designer/crafter/seamstress/upcycler/mom and ASG member Heather Valentine. I adore the simple, extremely charming projects made  by Heather and posted on her blog site The Sewing Loft. And…. I love that Heather is a graduate of FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in New York. Read on and make a cozy or two. Even if you are an advanced seamstress, I’ll bet you cannot stop at just one! Send us pictures!  Many thanks also go to Erin Harris of  the House On Hill Road blog where you will find the actual pattern for this cozy.   Samina

From Heather: 

While chatting with Samina at ASG Headquarters, she told me that she would love to share my Coffee Cozie “How To” and I was flattered! This easy tutorial is part of my KISS series on the blog. It is super simple to make and is a wonderful way to use up scraps.

 

This project is for sewers of with basic skills.

Skill Level 

 

Materials:

• fabric

• batting (side note- I used a piece of fleece, remember clean out time!)

• hair pony

• button

Basic Instructions:

Since these posts are all about “Keepin’ it Super Simple”, I am not going to reinvent the wheel and create a new pattern. House On Hill Road blog has this easy to follow pattern. Click here for the direct link.

1. To be fair, I wanted more room to “play” and get creative on my cozie. So, I increased the height by 1/4″. Then I outlined my pattern direct onto the face of my fabric. This is now my “canvas”.

2. I wanted to create a fun abstract figure. So, after a quick sketch, I began cutting and layering everything up until I was happy with the outlook.

3. Then over to the machine to stitch everything in place with a straight stitch. This is where you should have fun! Consider using contrast thread or even a decorative stitch.

4. Then return back to the directions from House On Hill Road and you are all set.

How cute are they! My girls wrap them around glasses instead of hot coffee. It helps reduce the number of half filled glasses at my house.

**Need a gift- no problem! Add a few boxes of flavored tea and you have a super simple yet personalized gift!

Remember, Keep It Super Simple!!

Happy Crafting!

~Heather, The Sewing Loft

Readers, do make this coffee cozy & send us your thoughts in the comment section. You can post pictures on the ASG Facebook page. Is this an awesome cold weather PSD (perfect sewing day) project or what!

Samina

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{ 5 comments }

Samina February 7, 2012 at 12:44 am

I am working on three coffee cozies right now. Did I not tell you? You cannot just call it a day at one cozy. 🙂

Anne Marie Soto February 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Hmmm….I think I see some Christmas sewing in my future!

Heather February 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

They are the perfect make ahead gift for the holidays Anne Marie!

Glo February 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

Those are so cute, I can see some new coffee cozies in my future!

glosews

Debbie February 13, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Love the coffee cozies! I will be making some of these to show off in my NG Meeting. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

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