Sewing Tutorial: Cup Cozy

DIY Cup CozyOne of the best things about being able to sew is that you can add a bit of you to almost everything in your life, beverages included.  If you drink a lot of coffee like me, you know that the cardboard cup cozies don’t do much to protect your hands from the warmth of the beverage.  Luckily, making your own fabric cup cozy is very easy and highly customizable.

Materials

  • Cotton Fabric – don’t need much so raid your scrap bin
  • Felt Fabric
  • Elastic
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Safety Pin
  • The detailed and illustrated Cup Cozy Tutorial PDF:  Cup Cozy Tutorial.

*Join us next week and we’ll show you a way to customize your cup cozy!

Sewing Inspiration: I’m A Hoot

I’ve sewn birthday outfits for my boys a few times in my last four years of motherhood.  Sometimes they request one, sometimes they prefer regular jeans and a t-shirt.  My oldest son is about to enter his fourth year and this year he requested an outfit.

I’ve had this adorable Moda owl print for a few months now.  My son picked it out on a little shopping trip this summer and I’ve held onto it waiting for the right project.  As I was cleaning out my sewing desk a couple of weeks ago, I found an iron-on that matched it perfectly and thus this year’s birthday outfit was born.  He loves it – and that smile makes me happy!

 

Sew for You: Flirty Skirt

While I sew often for my children and gifts, I don’t sew a lot for myself.  I’ve had this pretty, flirty fabric in my stash for a while now and haven’t been able to part with it because I love it so much.  Naturally, I decided that I needed to make something out of this one for myself.

Skirts can be super easy to make.  With this one I just measured my hips (and butt).  Took the larger of the two measurements and add just a few inches because I wanted a more flowy skirt than a fitted one.  I made the elastic for the casing a few inches smaller than my hip measurement.  You could also taper the skirt from the hip out for a flowy bottom but fitted waist/hip and add a zipper instead of elastic.  I added a fun little patchwork border to the bottom of this one to create just a bit of length and variety.

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