Monday, December 27, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gifts, part 3

Coffee Cozies!!

I was inspired by Robin over at All Things Heart and Home.  Make sure to check out her tutorial, since I didn't take the best pictures of this project.

I downloaded Robin's pattern and cut out 2 pieces of coordinating fabric and a piece of fusible batting.  I pinned them together right side in and sewed along the edge, leaving a 3 inch hole to turn it right side out, and also sewing in a half of a hair tie into one of the sides (seriously, look at Robin's directions, it will make more sense!)

Once it was all turned right side out, I ironed it, activating the fusible batting, so the fabric will stick together.

Then I top stitched around.  On this one, I tried out one of the fancy decorative stitches on my fancy new sewing machine.  This stitch is a simple flower.

I used a cardboard Starbucks coffee sleeve as a guide to know where to put the button.  I hand stitched on the button and slipped the hair tie around it to clasp.

I think it turned out pretty cute!

This project was really easy.  I made three of them in a couple hours for my work friends in our "coffee club" -we take turns each Friday buying a coffee for each of us, then sit around and chat before school while drinking our coffees.  It's super fun.

I will definitely be making more of these, they would make a fun addition to a tea or coffee themed gift basket or throw one in with a personalized coffee thermos for a really special gift.  Now I just need to make one for myself!


Maggie said...

These are great Nicole and I LOVE the fabric you chose!

Nicole said...

Thanks mom! You may be getting one for Mother's Day! :)

Anonymous said...

This is awesome! My family is big coffee drinkers and this is a great dyi gift. Very creative!