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for the coffee-loving science nerd in all of us.
made this as a Christmas present for my roommate! adapted from many sources on the internet, to work with stuff I already had on hand, left over from other projects.

<a href="http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/coffee_cozy">Felt idea</a>.
<a href="http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2008/10/cup-cozy-and-mmm-hot-chocolate.html">Pattern</a>.
<a href="http://coyotecraft.blogspot.com/2008/11/molecular.html">Embroidery Pattern</a>.

Posted by Robin Z. from Ithaca, New York, United States • Published See Robin Z.'s 12 projects »
  • Step 1

    Download a pattern for the fabric part of the cozy.

    Or, grab one of those cardboard sleeves at Starbucks (or your favourite coffee shop), and pull it apart for a pattern! :)

  • Step 2

    Cut out 2 pieces of felt in the same shape as the pattern. I used two different colors of felt, dark and light brown.

  • How to make a mug warmer. Caffeine Coffee Cozy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Decorate the piece of felt you want to put in the "front" in any way you want! I chose to embroider on the molecular formula for caffeine! (My roommie is a coffee-fiend.)

  • How to make a mug warmer. Caffeine Coffee Cozy - Step 4
    Step 4

    lay down the "back" side of your cozy, and put strips of heat'n'bond iron-on adhesive (pictured) around all the edges.

    Carefully put your "front" piece on top, making sure to line up the edges.

    Iron together, following instructions on the package.

  • Step 5

    If you want, you can sew around the edges to make it look like it was actually hand-sewn! :)

  • How to make a mug warmer. Caffeine Coffee Cozy - Step 6
    Step 6

    After fabric cools, use a hot glue gun to attach Velcro to either side of the fabric, as a closure. The benefit of using Velcro over more Heat'n'Bond is that it is (semi) adjustable! :)

  • How to make a mug warmer. Caffeine Coffee Cozy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Velcro together and enjoy your coffee (or other warm drink of choice)! mmm!

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Elaine M.
Elaine M. · New Orleans, Louisiana, US · 4 projects
parker.kelly.3 · Zestafoni, Imereti, GE · 2 projects
I have been invited to a friend's family home during Winter break and I needed something personal, handmade and fairly easy to stitch up for tiny gifts. I like the coffee theme but also Hot Chocolate or tea.
Thank you for being brilliant.
p.s. I am flying so these will fit nicely in my carry-on bag
the little crafty mermaid <3
So cute, too bad it gives me bad flashbacks of organic chemistry...
Lindsey  N.
Lindsey N. · Backus, Minnesota, US · 29 projects
I have a friend in Biochemistry, and he would LOVE this!

CalendarGirl · 15 projects
Love this! I have always wanted to try something like this... I might just have to!
I added a link to this project on my blog for a round-up. I hope you don't mind!
Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
My biology teacher would love this! Happy
Kim P.
Kim P. · Chicago, Illinois, US · 5 projects
my best friend is a chemical engineering major who drinks about 4 cups of coffee a day. MUST make this for him.
Yumi N.
Yumi N. · 12 projects
I'm making this. ASAP. *drools*
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
M.a.r.i.s.o.l. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
i have a necklace with the caffeine molecule on it...its nerdy and cute...lol
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