I finally decided to try to make a koozie for my coffee/hot chocolate cups. Not that the paper ones don’t work well, but they’re just not that much fun! It was a lot of trial and error, but I’m happy with the outcome.
My first one was a little small for what I was wanting. So, I broke out more fabric and tried again. This time, I added 1/2 an inch to each side of my template on the fusible fleece.
After cutting out the fleece, I cut two pieces of fabric to make the outside and inside of the koozie. I then sandwiched them together and ironed the top fabric to the fusible fleece.
I then cut the fabric around the fleece so I could better see where I was quilting!
I did some simple channel stitching. The trick was to make sure you follow the curve of the template so the stitches look straight once it’s sewn together.
After pressing the koozie I cut out two strips of binding 2 inches wide and sewed one on the top and bottom.
I decided to machine stitch the binding down instead of hand stitching. So, I made sure to use a lot of pins to keep things in place.
The last step was to sew the two ends together using a 1/4 inch seam.
The extra 1/2 inch on this template seemed to be just the right size!
They both went together very quickly and are just darn cute!! Now, to give them a test run tomorrow on my way to work!