This winter, I was all about the homemade gifts. You will see a post soon about my sugar scrub recipe (mmm…), but I wanted to show you how I created this personalized coffee cozy and mug.
First, I cut out 2 of the fabric sleeves by using the template from Skip to My Lou. I also cut a felt sleeve in a coordinating color. I then pieced them so that the felt sat on the bottom with the two pieces with the correct-sides facing each other.
I sewed around the two long sides and one of the shorter sides.
Then I turned everything inside out. The felt will now be in the middle. Make sure to push the corners out with a skewer or pencil tip.
After that, I wanted a cleaner edge, so I sewed along the border. Next, I sewed up the open end.
Next, take a hair elastic and sew/tie it together in the middle. I used the thick hair elastic. I also put a button on it.
Because I wanted it to be reversible (you will see why), I put a button on the other side as well. The elastic will work on both sides.
Next, I picked out a font for the personalization. I picked the bottom one (actually, Tim picked it out once I narrowed it down).
I used my t-shirt vinyl iron-on material to cut out and iron on to the cotton.
I let it cool, and here is how it looked on both sides.
Isn’t it cute? When L is in the planning stage, she can have it be on “Bride.”
When she is married, she can switch it to “Mrs.”
I also loved how it turned out so much, that I cut out some additional indoor/outdoor vinyl to add to the coffee/cup set that I got from Starbucks for her. The best part? She didn’t know that I personalized the mug myself until I spilled the beans! She thought it came like that!