How to Make a Mug Cozy

It’s hot beverage season once again, so I made this cozy to keep my coffee hot and hands not burned.

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How to Make a Mug Cozy

Print the pattern and cut out the pieces. This pattern is for a normal size mug and will have a gap for the handle.

If you don’t want a gap or have a different sized mug, you’ll want to measure the circumference and height, and subtract ½ inch from each to determine the size of your fabric pieces. Subtract an extra ½ inch from the width and height for the interfacing.

Use the pattern or your own measurements to cut 2 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of interfacing.

Fuse the interfacing sections to the middle of the wrong side of the fabric sections. Make sure the shiny side of the interfacing is against the fabric. Press for at least 10 seconds for each section.

Cut out a 5-inch length of elastic. Sew the ends of the elastic to the right side of a shorter end of one of the body pieces. Make sure the extra elastic stays down on the body piece.

Layer the body pieces together with right sides facing and pin. Sew with a ¼ inch seam allowance, leaving an opening of a few inches at one of the long ends. Backstitch at both ends.

Clip the corners and turn right side out.

Fold the open edges in and pin. Topstitch around the whole piece.

Finally, sew the button to the end opposite the elastic on either side of the fabric. The side with the front of the button will become the right side of the cozy.

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