10.28.2009

Coffee Cozies

Pumpkin Spice Latte Season has provided ample opportunities to employ the gift I won from Sara at Red Owl Designs - the coffee cozy she gave away has made feeding my caffeine addiction an even more pleasurable experience!

I knew these would make perfect little gifts for the upcoming holidays, 
and was happy to come across this pattern from House on Hill Road.  
Wanting to use really large buttons, I decided to try covering my own
with a kit I picked up from Wal-mart. Why hadn't I tried this before?!
It was so fun, and provided a nice contrast to the sleeve fabric.

My final coffee sleeve is a very loose translation of all of 
the military inspired fashions I've been seeing this fall. 
(A jacket that I've been coveting served as my muse.)
The only change I made was to add extra elastic and buttons.
I think I will keep this one for me!

Be sure to check out the pattern - it is simple and quick to put together, and would make a great stocking stuffer! 

P.S. And for all of you non-sewers, check out Sara's shop. Her selection is great (full of vibrant prints), and I can personally vouch for the quality of the cozies!


10 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

These are sooo cute! Makes me wish I drank coffee!

Infarrantly Creative said...

I love covering buttons...there is so much fun stuff you can do with it! Your choice of fabric is so fun.

Thankfully Thrifty said...

Precious!

Krista said...

Great! I actually am in the process of making some cozies (from my own pattern) for a fundraising craft show - very timely!

Jennifer said...

I love the button as opposed to velcro!

Sara said...

Hey Kristin!

Thanks for mentioning me!
I love your take on the military theme ... so cool. Is that velvet??

And I L.O.V.E. the covered buttons. Very good idea!

Happy latte drinking! :o)

Elizabeth said...

really really cute! makes me wish i lived near a hobby lobby. or a starbucks. or any coffee shop for that matter. :)

Casey said...

Those are cute, though I'm afraid if I made one I'd keep starbucks in business singlehandedly. :) I have one of those button maker things, tried to use it to make hair clips for my daughter, it was a bit rough but I'll work out the kinks. I've been inspired by all the blogs I've been readings craftyness (is that a word?) So I'm going to start a new theme on mine. Check back Monday, I'll have a giveaway I think.

janadec9 said...

Thanks for sharing this...I know some teachers who will be getting these for Christmas now.

mrstolli said...

I just got one of these in the mail for my birthday and can't wait to try it out. I was thinking of making some as gifts, too. This pattern will be perfect! Thanks so much!!!