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!