Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weekend Special -- Coffee Cup Cozy Tutorial

Happy weekend everyone!

Once in a while, we'll be posting on the weekend when we have something special to share with you. Today, I'd like to show you how we came up with the Coffee Cup Cozies from this post using the Big Shot die-cutting machine.

Step 1 --

With the Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die (#113484), you will cut 3 pieces of felt. For that, you'll need to run your die twice since you get 2 basket pieces in one pass. You can double up your felt to get 4 pieces if you're making more than 1 cozy. Tip: Keep the extra pieces you get from the cut (like the flower and the circles from the handles) to make flower embellishments!

Step 2 --
Pin together your pieces as show above making sure that the top and bottom of each piece align properly.

Step 3 --
Cut excess fabric as show, just below the handle. At this point, you can trace with a chalk pencil if you don't have a steady hand.

Step 4 --
Using a contrasting thread, sew your pieces together using a jeans seam.

You can also run a straight stitch or a decorative stitch along the top and bottom of your felt for an added touch.

Step 5 --

Using a hot glue gun, decorate with your favorite embellishment. You can use the felt from Stampin' Up!'s Flower Fusion kit (#110720), Sweet Pea Stitched Felt kit (#117266) or your own handmade felt flowers.

We hope this inspires you to create your own cozy.

In case you're feeling lazy or simply don't have the proper equipment to make them, head on over to our Etsy shop where you'll be able to buy our cozies! They've already started selling and we only have 25 left so grab them while they're hot! They're cute and fit into your handbag or a coat pocket. Offer them as gifts to your dowline and your family!

Happy Sunday! CeeCee


Julie said...

Thank you so much Catherine!! I was going about it totally wrong...
Greatly appreciate you posting this tutorial.

Anonymous said...

Great idea and simple too! Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

thanks for the tutorial. Its a great idea.

stephpezstampin said...

Thank you so much for sharing that tutorial with us! I really appreciate it :-)

Anonymous said...

So cute! Thank you.

Erin said...

Sqeee! Too adorable, thanks for posting these simple directions!

Barbara Rathmell said...

Thank you so much! I just received my Etsy order of Coffee Cozy's (cozies). I do sew but just don't have the time right now. I love, love, love them. Can wait to wrap my coffee in the morning and will share a few with my hostesses. Thanksfor also sharing the tutorial if my life ever calms down, I'll try some.

Kristi-Anna said...

Howmuch were you selling these for? They are fantastic!! I don't have the die but I may order it on Sept 1st, with my first holiday mini order! :) Im doing a few craft shows this year, so I thought I needed to do something different :)


craftystamper said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This makes making the coffee cup cozys so much easier. You can be sure I'll be making some for my craft shows.