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!