Y’all, I’ve mentioned before that I live in Texas. And most of the time, it doesn’t get very cold here. But when it does, my coffee (which I like to sip over a good while) gets cold FAST! So today I’m sharing a trick to keep it warm a little long – coffee cozies. And I’ve got a free pattern for you to make these for yourself or for a gift. They’re a fun way to use up scraps and those single buttons we all have hanging around our sewing supplies.
To make these, you’ll need:
- The pattern, see options below.
- Fabric scraps. You can make each side matching or your can make the cozy reversible
- Batting scrap. I used cotton batting, but you can use pretty much any kind you have laying around. I even used some random headliner foam I had for one of these.
- A button
- A ponytail tie or round elastic
To get this pattern, click your preferred option from the buttons below as a newsletter subscriber or gallery access pass purchaser. Note that the free version of the pattern does not have printable instructions.
To make this, you can watch the video below, with screenshots and written instructions below. If you don’t see the video loading, you can also watch it here.
Cut out two mirror images of the fabric and one layer of batting. Cut the ponytail tie in half, or just cut out the metal piece if it’s the kind that has metal on it.
Fold the tie and place between the fabric pieces, right sides together. Stitch around the edges of the cozy, leaving a gap on one long side for turning later. Make sure to backstitch over the elastic tie to secure it.
Clip the curves and trim batting down at the seam allowances.
Turn the cozy right side out and pin the turning gap closed. Topstitch around the edges, closing the gap.
Hand sew a button to one end and you’re done! As shown in the picture below, the top of the picture is the top of the cozy.
Between the elastic and the button, these can also adjust for lots of different sized cups.