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a different kind of coffee cozy
I saw this online and to figure out how to make my own. Perfect if you love the environment and the crochet cozies but don't know how to crochet.

Posted by athenamat from New York, New York, United States • Published See athenamat's 19 projects »
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  • Step 1

    If you are using a curved cup (like from Starbucks) then you need a curved cozy. Use the brown paper cozy from a Starbucks cup for the pattern (shortened it a bit though so you have room for the laces). If you use a straight mug, then you need a straight cozy. Just measure around the straight mug and make it as tall as your hand. Tape your pattern around your mug to be sure it fits smoothly but is a bit short to go all the way around.

  • Step 2

    Using your patten, cut two pieces from your fabric and one from your batting.

  • Step 3

    Pin the two fabrics together right sides together with the batting on the outside (against one of the wrong sides of the fabric pieces). Sew around three edges (leave a short end open) with a 1/4" seam.

  • Step 4

    Trim excess bulk and the corners. Turn right side out; press. Pin the raw ends under and sew shut as well as quilt randomly all over.

  • Step 5

    Space the eyelets evenly apart on each end about 1/2" inside the fabric's edge. Four on each end. Do one end then flip the end to match the other and mark where the first set of eyelets are (to ensure placement accuracy). Thread with ribbon like a shoelace. Walla! You should probably also treat the ends of the ribbon with something like fraycheck to stop it from fraying.

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Miss_Fit
Miss_Fit · St Catharines, Ontario, CA · 44 projects
This is so clever! ^.^
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Delilah Loyla
Delilah Loyla · Miamisburg, Ohio, US · 4 projects
Most ribbons can be lightly melted to seal the ends. It's a great way to keep it from fraying.
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llJulie
llJulie · North Berwick, Maine, US · 34 projects
cute! :o
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mary-jean
mary-jean · Paradise Valley, Arizona, US · 13 projects
i make these for my shop but i dont use batting..just an extra layer of cloth and it works great...and abit easier cutting out the batting step...i like these kinds better then the crochet kind anyway...nicely done
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athenamat
athenamat · New York, New York, US · 19 projects
Sure, I think this could be a cute cuff ;P
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ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ
ʎǝuʇɹnoɔ · Wellington, Wellington, NZ · 6 projects
is it possible to do this as a bracelet? might have a go at it...
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MIHO
MIHO · 28 projects
What a great idea! ThanX for posting this!
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outside in girl
outside in girl · London, GB
That is great!
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Kirsten B.
Kirsten B. · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 40 projects
I really like this, I might try to make one for my bedroom lamp.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
I wanna thermos- well mum has one but I want a surf shop brand one (I ♥ my labels!)
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