How To Sew A Coffee Mug Cozy

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I love waking up to a great cup of coffee in the morning. Sometimes though, my coffee mug is so hot that it is uncomfortable to hold. So, I decided to come up with a solution. Today on Happiest Camper, I am going to show you How To Sew A Coffee Mug Cozy. This is so cute and functional! Forget about those disposable cardboard sleeves they give you at the coffee shops. You can sip in style and protect your hands at the same time. These are great for any occasion and any time of year because let’s be real, I drink coffee year-round. They also work great for cold drinks to keep your hands warm and dry. This little coffee mug sleeve is super easy to make, so you could make a few for the whole family to use. My kids love using these for their hot chocolate. You can personalize these however you like and give them away as gifts, too! I picked out this super cute printed fabric with foxes, but you can use whatever pattern fabric or solid color you like. This is a great sewing project for beginners. it can be made in less than half an hour!

Coffee mug cozy

Whether you drink coffee, tea, hot cocoa, or sip on some soothing bone broth, we know you are going to love this coffee mug cozy. They are super are easy to stuff in your purse or pocket when you want to use them on the go. As an added bonus, you’ll be the envy of everyone in the coffee shop. These are super simple to sew and you can crank out a few at a time if you want! These make great gifts for teachers, holiday presents, as well as fun little stocking stuffers. Get ready to gather your supplies and settle in with this easy sewing tutorial.

How To Sew A Coffee Mug Cozy

What You’ll Need:

Supplies

Shopping for supplies is my favorite and I had so much fun picking out this fun little fox pattern. I love foxes, the colors grey and orange, and fall, WIN WIN WIN! You can personalize this as much or as little as you want! Mix and match fabrics and buttons, choose a big funky button, crazy fabric, or keep it sleek with muted earth tones. The options are as endless as your imagination. I can’t wait to see what all you have chosen for your projects! You’ll need a little bit of elastic cording as well to go around the button to hold your cozy to your mug. As far as tools go, you’ll need a pencil or marker, some scissors, and of course your sewing machine! I also always recommend getting a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler. They make life so much easier if you plan on sewing long-term.

How To Sew A Coffee Mug Cozy

Measure fabrics and wrap n zap

The first thing you are going to do on this how to sew a coffee mug cozy tutorial is find the length by measuring the distance around the mug. Add an extra 1/2″ for a seam. Measure the height of the mug and make it a little less on the top and the bottom. Add an extra 1/2″ for a seam. Your measurements may vary, these are the measurements for the mug that I chose. Remember, if you’re making one for coffee on the go, grab your drink of choice from your favorite coffee shop and measure the cup. Yes, you read that correctly, you now have even more reasons to go grab your favorite drink right now!

Alright, now once you have the template created for your mug, cut out one piece of wrap n zap and two pieces of fabric. 

Add elastic cord to right sides of fabric

Now with right sides together and wrap n zap on top, loop a length of the elastic cord on one end with the loop inside. This is how you are going to secure the cozy around the mug.

Clip and sew around edges

Now on this how to sew a coffee mug cozy tutorial, it’s time to sew! With a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew a seam all around the edges, going over the elastic ends several times to hold it securely, leaving a couple of inches open on one side.

Leave a gap to flip fabrics

Next up on this fun project, turn the coffee mug cozy right side out. Turn under the edges of the fabric on the open side.

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Top stitch around the edges

Now you are going to topstitch around the cozy, closing the open side and securing the previously stitched side. For the last step in this fun sewing tutorial, you will hand sew a large button on the opposite side from the elastic loop to complete the cozy.

Finished product

And that’s it! Now you know how to sew a coffee mug cozy! Now you can enjoy your nice hot cup of coffee without it burning your hands. There is nothing better than sitting back after working on a project and marveling at your new creation! Whether it is your very first time sewing anything, your first time sewing or you are a seasoned seamstress, we hope you had a fun time with this tutorial. When I come across some super fun sewing projects like this one, I like to make several of them. My children love snagging these for their play kitchen. They like to use them with their cups of warm milk, or glasses of ice water. Kids are always watching and mimicking us so why not teach them something useful!

If you liked learning how to make a coffee mug cozy, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

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How To Sew A Coffee Mug Cozy

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Check out this quick and easy sewing tutorial to save your hands from hot cups of coffee. Perfect for crisp cold days filled with family and friends or snuggled up at home with a good book!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Find the length by measuring the distance around the mug. Add an extra 1/2" for a seam.
  2. Measure the height of the mug and make it a little less on the top and the bottom. Add an extra 1/2" for a seam.
  3. Once you have the template created, cut out one piece of wrap n zap and two pieces of fabric. 
  4. With right sides together and wrap n zap on top, along with the elastic cord on one end looped with the loop inside.
  5. Sew a seam all around the edges, going over the elastic ends several times, leaving a couple of inches open on one side.
  6. Turn the mug cozy right side out.
  7. Turn under the edges of the fabric on the open side.
  8. Top stitch around the cozy.
  9. Hand sew a large button on the opposite side to complete the cozy.
  10. Enjoy your mug cozy!

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