Bonus Project – Quick Felt Coffee Cozy

Alice Boll
Alice Boll

Here’s a quick bonus project for you this month! These are what I whipped together last night for my kids’ teachers. They got these cute handmade coffee cozies with a gift card to Starbucks:

Here’s what you’ll need:

Felt in a variety of colors (I prefer wool felt, but craft felt will do)

A sewing machine (You can hand-stitch if you like)

Embroidery floss

Pinking shears

This pattern (you can also just take a paper coffee sleeve, undo it, and trace and cut it out)

Here’s what you’ll do:

(for one cozy)

  1. Trace the pattern on two contrasting colors of felt, and cut it out using the pinking shears
  2. Sew the two sides together (I used my trusty sewing machine but you could hand-stitch these).
  3. Cut a heart, star or other shape from the scrap felt and hand-stitch to the outside of the sleeve (you get to decide what’s “outside” depending on which color you like better) using embroidery floss.
  4. Hand-stitch the sleeve together in a cylinder using the embroidery floss.
  5. Stand back and admire your work. Darn, you’re good!

If you were doing one of these, it would take about 15 minutes. I did seven in the period of watching two episodes of The Apprentice (with time off to marvel at The Donald’s orangey skin — does he not own a mirror??).

You could also use other fabric, use batting to insulate them, sew on snaps or velcro as a closure, and adorn them with Tinkerbell’s fairy dust. But I didn’t have that much time. 😉

P.S. I’m thinking you could make these out of cardstock, too… Someone try it and tell me how it goes!

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