As soon as I saw these popping up for sale in coffee shops and little boutiques, I thought, I have to make some of those! What cute little gifts they would make for my latte loving friends. My first attempt was without a tutorial and just winging it. It turned out just so-so. I had much better luck following this tutorial on House on the Hill. The template on the 2nd page worked very well, although I might add about 1/4 inch to each side next time. Then I would use a smaller seam allowance when sewing around the edge of it (step #4). I’m not really sure why the link tutorial uses a 1/2” seam when you just end up trimming the edges anyway. It was really so simple, I you could also following this little photo tutorial below.
These are my 3 fabrics: 2 cotton pieces and a light weight flannel or fleece. You can also use quilt batting for the center piece.
You can use a Starbucks paper coffee cozy as a guide and add a 1/2”-1” to the outside (or the pattern on the tutorial link).
Cut all three pieces of fabric.
Sew hair elastic to the right side of the outer cotton piece, then pin them together, in this order: fleece on bottom, outer cotton piece on next, right side up, then inner cotton piece, right side down. Sew outer edge, leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom. Then trim and turn right side out and sew along all sides again.
Find a cute button and you have this. Now my coffee can be extra hot and not burn my hand!