Friday, April 24, 2009

Fabric Coffee Cup Holder Project

Have you ever bought a coffee from a coffee shop and the cup was too hot? What did you do? Well, here's a simple solution – make your very own fabric coffee cup holder. Use it instead of using napkins or another coffee cup. You'll reduce waste, help save the environment and keep your fingers cool all at the same time! Machine washable! Project is small enough that you can use left over fabric scraps.

Supplies Needed:
  • Thread;
  • Sewing machine;
  • Fabric;
  • Wide single fold bias;
  • Batting;
  • Pins;
  • Scissors;
  • Iron; and
  • Fabric pencil (optional).
Print and cut out the attached pattern. Pin it on the batting and cut the material to size. Next, pin it on the fabric you have selected. You can either trace the pattern on the fabric using a fabric pencil or you can simply cut out the pattern. Once you have cut the first piece of fabric, pin the pattern again to the fabric and cut out a second piece. Finally, you will need to cut two pieces of bias. Cut the first piece of bias the same length as the top and the second piece the same length as the bottom of the pattern.

Before sewing, you should iron the fabric to smooth out any wrinkles. You will also need to prepare the bias. Simply fold the bias in half lengthwise and iron the edges together. This will help you when sewing the three layers together.

Now you are ready to begin sewing. Start by placing the layers together. Put one piece of fabric, wrong side facing up on a table. Over that piece, place the batting. Place the second piece of fabric, right side facing up, over the batting. If you like, you can pin the layers together. Next, line up the longer piece of bias with the top of the layers; the fold in the middle should be at the top. Place the three layers between the bias and pin in place. Do the same with the shorter piece of bias with the bottom of the layers.

Sew the top of the layers together, then sew the bottom and finally sew the sides together. Turn the fabric inside out and you are done! You have now made your very own fabric coffee cup holder. Use it to protect your fingers from hot, or cold, coffee cups.

If you liked this project, you can find more free project ideas on my website. Try them out and leave a comment on my blog - I'd love to hear from you!

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering if I could find something that can save my desk and keyboard from spoiling due to spilling of coffee cups and drinks very often. While looking up online for some kind of cup holder, I came across something called KUP BUDDY on ebay. It is nice stylish, unbreakable cup holder that has a small tray around it which stops that drink from dripping on desk or keyboard. The link to that product is KUP BUDDY . The price is fairly resonable and is available in four different attractive colors. The seller has very well described the item for visitors satisfaction. Its worth payging a few dollars for saving our desk and computer from getting spoiled due to our carelessness.