Thursday, March 15, 2012

DIY coffee cozy

While standing in line to get a cup of coffee at Starbucks I saw they had felt coffee cozies. I thought they would make adorable gifts but at 5 dollars a pop I definately couldn't afford it. So I decided to make my own. It is so easy and requires very little sewing.
Materials : Felt
1/2 in ribbon
1/8 in elastic
Lanyard Hook (optional)
small eyelet and setter (optional)
First your going to need to take a cardboard coffee cozy from your favorite coffee shop and pull it apart. Use it as your pattern and cut out the felt.
Next fold it in half and sew it together at the end. Leave about a 1/2 inch flap at the end.
Next punch your hole and set your eyelet
Now cut the ribbon to make your 'tag' 1 1/2" and cut your elastic 3"
Now you are going to place your ribbon "tag" and elastic and sew a stright line down to sew them into place. Make sure they are sewn in securely otherwise they will come out.
Then if you included the eyelet you can add a lanyard hook so you can attach it to your keys. I used the below lanyard hooks.
Here you have it, your coffee cozy. Roll it up and use the elastic to keep it rolled up so you can keep it on your keychain at all times. You can choose different ribbon and tread to make yours unique!

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