Looking for a quick and easy Christmas gift for teachers, neighbors, co-workers and more? Look no further!
These cute coffee cozies that look like Santa's belt are easy to make and so versatile to use for gift giving, no matter your budget!
Get disposable travel mugs and fill them with candy, coffee gift cards, biscotti, coffee beans or pods – there are so many ways to go! You think about what you will gift with these and I'll tell you how to make them – ready?
Before you can begin you need the template – click the button below and print them two pages.
These cozies can be made with felt or fabric – I used a combination of both. I chose red quilting fabric and then created the belt and buckle from felt. I like the combination of textures and that using the cotton didn't take much more time than making an all felt cozy would.
CUT 2 pieces of red (felt or fabric) from the template and 1 piece of fusible batting (for fabric) or fusible interfacing (for felt.)
CUT one black belt and one yellow buckle.
IRON on the fusible batting or interfacing to one of the red pieces, following manufacturers instructions.
PLACE the black belt down the center of the red piece with the fusible batting or interfacing attached to it.
SEW with black thread close to the edges to put the belt in place.
PLACE the yellow buckle in the center of the cozy, centered over the belt.
SEW once around the square in the center.
SEW a loop of elastic onto the FRONT of the belt on one end, having the elastic lay on top of the fabric.
SEW a loop of elastic onto the BACK of felt with fusible interfacing, lining it up with the belt on one end and having the elastic go off the fabric.
Use approximately 3 inches of rolled elastic or a small ponytail elastic.
STITCH back and forth over the elastic a few times to secure.
With RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, lay the back of the cozy fabric on top of the front.
SECURE with pins or clips I LOVE these clips – the time saved is worth the investment! (click here to find them on Amazon – I'll make a few cents if you do but your price will be the same)
Leave a 3-4 inch opening for turning – I use different color clips to mark the beginning and end of the opening area so I don't get on a roll and miss it.
SEW around the edge with a 1/4 inch seam – EXCEPT on the end with the elastic – use a 1/2 inch seam to be sure the elastic is extra secure.
CLIP the corners to reduce bulk.
With WRONG SIDES TOGETHER sew around the cozy with a 1/4 inch seam. Leave felt edge as-is or use pinking shears to give a more decorative look.
TURN the cozy right side out, use a point turner to get the corners turned as much as possible.
PRESS flat, pressing the seam allowance in on the opening of the fabric.
TOPSTITCH around the entire cozy, close to the edge.
PLACE the cozy around the cup or mug it will go on to determine where to sew on a button to be at the right spot for the elastic loop. (Too lose and your poor cozy will fall off – no one wants that!)
SEW on a button at the desired location.