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How to Make a Reversible Coffee Cozy

This is the second part in my series of Christmas giveaways! I'm having too much fun making things for friends, family, and YOU (my blog friends who I come to love as both friends and family). :)   

If you're new to my blog, every time I make a Christmas gift I'm making an extra to giveaway here. 

So this time around I'm giving away this reversible coffee cozy so you can be green while enjoying your extra hot drinks. Hopefully you can tell by the pictures, but it is a red, light blue, and white Joel Dewberry fabric. 
I wanted it to be reversible so I sewed a thin hairband and a button on to my cozy. 
Here's the other side. 
And who doesn't love Starbucks?? I'm actually not a coffee drinker, but I sure love their hot chocolates and spiced cider!  Mmmmmmm!  I'm loving the cooler weather!!

I'm also including a $10 Starbucks gift card!

Use a coffee cozy as your template.  
 Open up the coffee cozy and trace around it on the wrong/back side of the fabric. 
Cut out the fabric 1/4" away from your trace marks and place it on a second piece of fabric, right sides facing each other. Using the 1st piece you cut out as the template, cut out the 2nd piece of fabric.
Lay these two pieces on a thin piece of batting and cut out.  Pin down all 3 pieces making sure that you can see your trace marks on top.  You will need to see these marks in a bit. (Looking down at your cut pieces, it should be layered: wrong side with trace marks-right side 2nd fabric-thin batting)
Take a thin hairband and place it in between the two pieces of fabric. 
These hairbands tend to break at the point they are fused together so make sure that fused end is hanging out (it was kind of hard to see so I put a piece of batting down for a better quality picture). 
Using pins, secure the hairband by placing one pin on top and another one below the hairband.
Prepare to sew all three pieces together by pinning it all together.  I also use my pins to indicate a two inch spot I don't want to sew on the bottom of the coffee cozy.
This is what the backside should look like right before it's ready to sew. This is the thin batting.
Sew along the edges on the trace marks made earlier.  Double back on the hairband to make sure it's secure.  Continue around leaving that two inch section unsewed.

Trim off the corners and cut off the piece of the hairband that is sticking out. 
Turn it inside out by pushing the insides through that 2 inch spot that wasn't sewed. 
Iron it flat. Straight stitch all along the edge. 
It's "sew" cute and we're almost done!
Place your coffee cozy around a cup to figure out where you want to place the button.  Using a pin, mark the spot where the button will go.
Hold a button on each side at the place you marked and loosely make two stitched to secure the buttons.  Slip a toothpick in between the button and the fabric on both sides to give it a little wiggle room. 
Finish securing the buttons and VOILA!!!  You're reversible coffee cozy is complete!!
On this one, I forgot to trim the end of the hairband off. :o(  See how visible it is??
Let my mistake be an example. :o)  Trim the end of the hairband off!!

I'm linking to "I Can Make That Party" at Just a Girl!!  

There are 3 opportunities to enter:

  1. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite Starbucks drink. *You don't have to have a Blogger account to leave a comment, but please be sure to leave your email addy so I can contact you if you win. 
  2. Become a friend/follower.  Leave me a comment letting me know. *If you're already a friend, please leave me a separate comment letting me know you want to be entered again. 
  3. Post a link to my giveaway on your blog. Leave me a separate comment letting me know you did. 
The winner will be chosen on October 25th at 10:00 p.m. PST.
Good luck!!  :)


Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi there! What a great giveaway. :)

1. My favorite Starbucks drink is a Peppermint mocha (skim milk, light whip, extra hot). I wait all year long to indulge when the Christmas season rolls around. ;)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

2. I am a Follower. :)

RebeccaMom said...

I really like the hazelnut latte! thanks for a great giveaway SITSta:)

RebeccaMom said...

I just became a follower!

Unknown said...

Very cute coffee cozy! My favorite Starbucks drink is the caramel apple cider - delicious! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

What a cute little warmer. I want it. My favorite Starbucks drink is my go-to non-fat latte. I like it straight up. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower. Follow me back, ya hear.

Disney said...

Ooooh!!! That is beautiful! And I love that you used an elastic thingy so it can fit other things. I love Starbucks so much!! My favorite drink is an iced venti black and white mocha. Thanks for the giveaway!

Traci said...

Hi Bean!
My favorite Starbucks drink is currently the Pumpkin Spice Latte! Oh yummy. Autumn in a cup!

Traci said...

I'm already a follower, and I'd love to be entered again! I think this is a great idea! I think that I will make some of these for stocking stuffers. So fun!!

Anonymous said...

Everything you do is perfect !
It would be a great gift,but I admit I'd keep it for myself....it would look good in my Jetta !

Jess said...

Hey! I just found your blog and I am excited to follow it! I don't have a favorite, but I would love to win it! :)

Jess said...

Here's my second entry to follow your blog!


Wanda said...

White chocolate mocha latte!

Cute cozy! I love it!

Linda said...

My favorite is a Vanilla Coffee Frappacino Lite.

Anonymous said...

Hi Nori, it's Lisa Burch! I LOVE your blog, you are my crafting and diy hero!! My favorite Starbucks drink is chai :)

Hope all is well! GREAT JOB on all you are doing!!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Starbucks is the regular, run-of-the-mill cafe latte.

{northern cottage} said...

ok this order is kinda involved but super yummy! medium one shot white chocolate mocha with a shot of almond - seriously too.die.for.

Would LOVE a little cozy! So darling.

just found you & following!!

Linh C. said...

Hi there! I try not to stop by Starbucks too much, but my favorite drink is the Pumpkin spice.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

How fun! Thanks for the chance at this giveaway. My favorite drink right now would have to be the Pumpkin spice latte :).

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I follow you my dear!

SkinnyOnDebt said...

I love love love Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte!!!

SkinnyOnDebt said...

I just became a follower!

Kristin said...

I love a good nonfat no water chai tea latte but if I win the card goes to my hard-working husband so he can buy probably 1 1/2 cinnamon dolce lattes (they're so expensive!). :)

Jacey Autumn Photography said...

I love this coffee cozy! Do you have a tutorial for it? I would love to make one! My fave drink is just a plain old decaf coffee...unless I'm feeling a little brave...then I'll go for a caramel macchiato or somethin' :)

Jacey Autumn Photography said...

I am a follower of your lovely blog!

Jacey Autumn Photography said...

I blogged about your giveaway! OOOOO I want this soooo bad!

The McCrays said...

My favorite Starbucks drink is the Carmel Spice! Yum Yum!!

The McCrays said...

I'm also a follower of your awesome blog!!

JC said...

My fave is extra hot latte with soymilk!

JC said...

I'm a follower!

JC said...

http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaway-love2create.html linked here!

EMILY G. said...

how cool! my fav starbucks drink is iced venti green tea unsweetened! thanks!

EMILY G. said...


Allie said...

My favorite drink from Starbucks is a tall skinny vanilla latte! Thanks for this great giveaway!

Allie said...

I also am following

Kayleigh said...

My FAVORITE Starbucks drink is their Strawberries & Cream Frap, with a shot of Hazelnut flavoring. Tastes just like Berry Captain Crunch cereal!

Richella Parham said...

Hi there--

I know your giveaway is closed. I just wanted to tell you what a cute idea this is! I found you at Just a Girl's party on 11/9, so of course the time of your giveaway is past--but this is a GREAT time for me to learn about your wonderful craft! Thank you for sharing this idea. :)

Astrid in Bristling Acres said...

Love that cosy! Now...the trick would be to remember to bring the cosy along. I'm afraid I would forget it!

Lara Harris said...

Adorable & very creative!Love the little button :)

Mandi Shandi said...

Love this! I'll have to add it to my growing list of must makes!

Heather- Extra Frosting Please said...

Love it! I live for the eggnog latte...which I hear is now being served. Wheee!

Unknown said...

Sorry I was late for this give-away. You, my friend, are very talented!! Your friends are gonna love their homemade gifts. Going to check out more of your blog and clicking "Follow" to come back for more amazing ideas! Stop by & visit & stay a while. If you like what you see, don't forget to click the "Follow" button so that we can inspire each other often.

Chris said...

I love this idea! I'm thinking secretaries at work! Great tutorial, too!

Sarah said...

Wow, so glad I looked at Just a Girl's blog today! Just found a present for grandparents on another blog and now a great pressie for sister and brother-in-law. Thanks!

tlc said...

Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Cindy said...

Very cool idea! Thanks, Cindy S.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Anonymous said...

Top blog, I had not noticed love-2-create.blogspot.com previously during my searches!
Keep up the superb work!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at love-2-create.blogspot.com could post it.


Anonymous said...


This is a message for the webmaster/admin here at love-2-create.blogspot.com.

Can I use part of the information from your post above if I give a backlink back to your site?


Nori said...

William, please scroll down on my post... I added directions for making the coffee cozy.

Peter, please feel free to link back to me. Thanks for asking!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful blog! I definitely love how it’s easy on my eyes and also the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which need to do the trick! Have a nice day!


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Anonymous said...


Thanks for sharing this link - but unfortunately it seems to be down? Does anybody here at love-2-create.blogspot.com have a mirror or another source?


Nori said...

John... i included a tutorial on the post.

Anonymous said...

Hello there,

I have a message for the webmaster/admin here at love-2-create.blogspot.com.

Can I use part of the information from your blog post above if I provide a backlink back to your website?


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