Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday Tutorial {on Wednesday}: Ruffle Coffee Cozy

Since I had the fabulous burned edge flower tutorial on Tuesday but plenty of tutorials to post for you I decided to do a Wednesday and Thursday tutorial as well this week! Lucky you :)

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE Starbucks. I've tried to make my skinny vanilla latte at home and it just doesn't taste the same. I use Starbucks syrup AND espresso beans and it still doesn't taste the same. I'm pretty sure they put crack in their coffee {or another secret ingredient}. Anyway, my mom brought me a wonderfully delicious latte on Saturday and I decided to make a few coffee cozies. Cozies are a great way to add some flair to your cup as well as helping reduce waste. You can make your very own using some scrap fabric and buttons! Here we go!

Layer 2 pieces of fabric, wrong sides together and one piece of fusible
interfacing. Open a cozie and pin it to the 3 layers.

Cut around a cardboard cozie, leaving about 1/2" in every side.

Cut a 1" strip of knit (or another coordinating fabric). Make it a long strip,
we'll cut off the excess after we make the ruffle.

On the top piece of fabric, pin the end of the knit and start ruffling by
folding the knit underneath itself and sewing a straight stitch.
Ruffle as much as you'd like depending on how much of the strip you have.

Pretty ruffles! Cut off the excess knit strip. Now iron on the interfacing.

Put the pieces right sides together and sew a
very small seam along all three edges.

Clip the corners.

Turn it right side out, using a wooden skewer to turn the corners. Press at
the seam to make it lay flat. Turn the open end into itself 1/4" and press.

Sew right along the edge on all 4 sides. Almost done!

Measure your cozy around the Starbucks cup of your choice
(mine was a Grande). Hold it as you slip it back off of the cup.

Sew on some buttons or other embellishments to close the cozy.

All done - ruffly coffee goodness!
Now, go on out and make your own. You'll be helping the environment while showing everyone your personal style while you sip your java. Enjoy a latte for me!

1 comment:

  1. These are super cute...and simple! Can't wait to browse the rest of your stuff!


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