Here is a free coffee cozie pattern for you. These are great gifts, whipped up in just a few minutes. I've been making them since 2009 when I started sewing, and this is by far my favorite way- no closures.
I decided to do it like this after running out of cute buttons and elastics one day. My pattern is a bit longer than most, because I the way I close.
Watch the video walk through HERE.
I'm using an acrylic template of my pattern, purchased at ByPiera.com
1 fat quarter fabric
1 FQ batting or thermolam / insulator of your choice
Use pattern piece provided HERE
1 main fabric
1 lining fabric
1 or 2 layers batting / thermolam / or fleece
1. Stack layers RST (right sides together): lining, exterior, batting on top. Pin in place. Sew all around perimeter leaving one short side open for turning.
2. Trim seam allowance and trim off corners.
3. Turn right sides out, gently pushing corners out with a knitting needle or chopstick. Press well.
4. Turn in opening on side, press, and sew closed.
5. Top stitch all around cozie.
6. Wrap around a coffee cup / reusable thermos and measure where it needs to fit. Pin in place, remove from cup, and sew.
This part can be a little tricky, just go slowly and move the sleeve around to make it easiest for you. I like to sew looking at the inside.
I feel the pin, and when I get close with the sewing needle I pull it out. I sew slowly here. lock stitching at beginning and end.
Done! A fast and cute gift for the many Cuties you know.
Raid the scrap bin, let's make 100!
(But not on your finners!) LOL