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Too-Hot-to-Handle Coffee Cozy

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.


Keep your drink hot, but your hand cool with this cozy wrap! One section wraps around the cup to insulate your hot beverage, while the other is a loop for your hand. Great for coffee lovers, tea fans, and more!
 


Project Needs & Notes

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1/4 yard sturdy cotton fabric, such as twill, denim, or canvas (twill is used in this tutorial)
- 1/4 yard print cotton fabric for inner lining and outer shell of handle
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1/8 yard flannel for inner lining of handle
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10" x 15" piece of cotton batting
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Medium weight (2.5 ounce) cutaway stabilizer
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Temporary spray adhesive (Gunold's KK100)
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Air-erase pen or dressmaker's pencil (for marking and placement)
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3/4" wide sew-on Velcro
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Needle and thread for some hand sewing

The design used in this project is J5613, Coffee Makes Me Awesome.

Finished Size: 10" x 4 1/2"

This project was featured in the following:
Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook

 


Begin by printing the PDF of the pattern here. The pattern will print on two pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" paper.
Cut out the pieces and tape them together.
 


Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Place the paper pattern on top of the canvas.

Pin in place. Use an air-erase pen or other marking tool to trace the shape onto the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

A template is a printout of a design, and it's an excellent tool to plan where to stitch.

Print a template of the design from your embroidery software.
If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is
a free program to use.

Place the template inside the shape with the left side about
1 1/2" from the left edge of the shape.

Center the template between the top and bottom.

Make sure there is at least 3/4" of space between the top and bottom edges of the design and the top and bottom edges of the shape on the fabric.

Mark the center point of the design on the fabric, as well as the vertical and horizontal axis lines.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Spray a piece of medium weight cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric on top.

Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together, lining up the marks on the fabric with the marks on the hoop.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design.

Move the hoop so that the needle is over the center point.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away from the back.

Cut out the shape.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Lay the cotton batting flat, then lay the print cotton fabric on top with the right side facing up.

Lay the embroidered outer shell piece on top with the wrong side facing up (right sides together with the print fabric).

Pin in place.

Cut around the shape of the embroidered outer shell piece.

Sew a 1/2" seam around the outer edge of the shape leaving about 3" open along one of the short ends for turning.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Turn the fabric right side out in between the outer shell and print cotton layers (this results with the cotton batting inside).

Turn the fabric of the opening in 1/2" and press.

Top stitch along the top and bottom edges only (the short ends will be sewn later on when the Velcro is added).

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

To add the Velcro closures, cut a piece of the hook side a bit shorter than the height of the back right end.

Spray the backside of the Velcro with a bit of temporary adhesive and smooth it in place about 1/8" from the right short end.

Sew a seam around the outer edges of the Velcro.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Add a piece of the loop side of the Velcro along the right end of the front just as you did for the back.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

To prepare the handle, cut one piece of the print fabric (outer shell) and the flannel (inner lining) to 4" x 10" high.

Align the pieces together, right sides together.

Pin in place and sew a 1/2" seam along each long side -- leave the short ends open.

Turn the fabric right side out. Press the seams.

Top stitch a 1/8" seam along both long edges only, starting and stopping about 1/2" from each end.

Turn one of the short ends in 1/2" to the wrong side and press.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Insert the raw short end inside the folded end 1/2".

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Place the handle directly next to the Velcro piece on the front of the cozy with the folded edge of the handle to the back.

Center the folded edge top to bottom on the cozy.

Pin in place and sew a seam along the folded edge of the handle.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

With needle and thread, tack the outer edges of the handle in place about 1" out from the seam along each side.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Wrap the cozy around the coffee cup and secure it in place with the Velcro.

Free project instructions to create a too hot to handle coffee cozy.

Create a coffee cozy for all the coffee lovers in your life! Change the fabric and embroidery to fit everyone's personalities and drink preferences.

Too-Hot-To-Handle Coffee Cozy



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