I originally shared this cute Ribbon and Fabric Coffee Cozy a few weeks ago at Skip to My Lou, as part of her awesome Teacher Appreciation series. I’m reposting it here so you all can see it! It might be a little late for Teacher Appreciation, but this still would be great for an end of the year gift, or a gift for anyone!
I have a huge respect for teachers! We have several in the family, I even did some substituting eons ago. (That is a crazy job – subs need to get hazard pay or something.) My kids are older now, but when they were younger I loved putting together teacher gifts that had a little something handmade along with something fun, like a giftcard!
That is what I have for you today! This pretty ribbon & fabric embroidered mug cozy is such a fun and useful gift, and it works so great paired with a coffee gift card. You could even pick up a pretty coffee travel mug and fill it with chocolates too!
The mug cozy is so pretty, with the florals and ribbon tie. I’ve added a bit of ric rac on the top and bottom too.
The cozy is embroidered with the priorities – But First, Coffee! It makes a cute addition to the cozy, but if you pick a pretty fabric you can leave that off!
Here’s what you need to make your own Mug Cozy!
- 8 x 11 piece of fabric for front
- 8 x 11 piece of fabric lining
- 8 x 11 piece of fusible fleece
- DMC pearl cotton embroidery thread
- 5″ Embroidery Hoop
- ric rac trim
- 1 yard wide ribbon
- But First, Coffee Embroidery Pattern
Start by tracing your mug cozy and embroidery pattern onto your outside fabric. If you are using a floral, you might need to shift the pattern around to find the best spot for the embroidery. Place the embroidered section in the embroidery hoop.
Stitch the letters of your embroidery with a back stitch.
Cut out your outside fabric on the traced line, then cut out the same pattern in your lining fabric and fusible fleece. Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the main fabric. Cut two pieces of ric rac, the top and bottom length of the fabric.
Cut 2 lengths of ribbon, 18″ each. Sew each ribbon to the short ends of the main fabric with a 1/4″ seam. Sew the ric rac to the top and bottom edges of the outside fabric, just inside the scalloped edge of the ric rac.
Fold up the ribbons and pin them in place. This will keep them out of the way as you sew the lining to the front piece.
Place the lining piece on top of the main fabric piece, right sides together. Sew around the edges with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ opening in the bottom side.
Trim the edges and clip the corners. Turn the cozy right side out and press. Hand sew the opening closed.
Wrap the cozy around your travel mug and tie in place with a big bow. Trim the ends of the ribbons so they just touch the bottom of the cozy. And you’re all done!
I’d love to see a photo if you make any up!
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