There’s no better way to start your day than having a cup of hot and delicious fresh-brewed coffee. Unfortunately, we don’t often have time to enjoy it in the comfort of our homes.
The fast-paced world often forces us to take our coffee to go.
When it comes to that, you have two options. You can either pour your homemade coffee to the mug and set off to work or visit your favorite cafe on the way.
But no matter which one you choose, the most significant problem is that you’re forced to keep a hot beverage in your hand.
And if you don’t want to spend too much money on a top-quality coffee mug or use the paper-cut sleeves provided in a coffee shop, there’s one solution you can consider.
Why don’t you put your DIY skills to work and create yourself a cute coffee sleeve?
It sounds like an excellent idea, doesn’t it? Well, let’s get to work then. You’ll find instructions on how to make a great DIY coffee cup sleeve template in the guide below.
Supplies You’ll Need
Before we get to the main part of the article and before you start your sewing project, let’s make a list of the necessary supplies. Don’t worry, though.
Making a DIY coffee sleeve is simple and affordable. Here’s what you need to create your cozy sleeve:
Thread and needle
Coffee cup sleeve pattern
Once you get all the materials, you’re ready to start your little DIY project. And as soon as you begin, you’ll notice how simple yet great it feels to make your own coffee sleeve.
Heck, make several and keep them handy by your home coffee station.
How to Make a Coffee Cup Sleeve in 5 Easy Steps
The first thing you need to do is print off your sleeve pattern. Some websites allow you to design your own, but if you don’t think you have the talent to create one by yourself, you can easily pick the existing one.
Make sure to measure the coffee mug you want to wrap in the sleeve. Doing that will allow you to print the template in the right size.
Done with the pattern? Great. Now it’s time to place two layers of fabric, inner sides together, and pin your cozy template to them.
Since we’re adding a lining to this sleeve, remember to cut the material about 1/8 inches beyond the template’s edge. It should do the trick and leave enough space.
The third thing you need to do is pin your pattern to the felt. Adding the extra layer of felt is crucial, as the cotton fabric alone won’t protect your hand from the heat of your mug.
This time, however, cut out the felt right along the template’s edges.
Now that you have everything in order let’s get to some sewing. Place the fabric’s right sides together and sew around the edges.
Don’t forget to leave an opening so that you’re able to turn the material the right way round.
Once you do the latter, you need to iron your coffee cup sleeve. Once you finish, the next thing to do is feed the felt inside the sleeve’s fabric.
You can use a bone folder, but a pencil or ruler should do the trick if you don’t have one.
Once you’ve gotten the felt inside, it’s time to add finishing touches and sew the hole closed. Now get your coffee mug, wrap the sleeve around it and pin in place and sew the material together.
Now you can enjoy your work. How about celebrating it with a cup of coffee?
Other Coffee Sleeve Ideas
Of course, you don’t have to follow our guidelines. There are many other coffee sleeve ideas you can consider doing. Some of them are super simple, whereas others require at least basic sewing skills. Below a few other ideas for DIY cute coffee sleeves:
- Knitted bow coffee sleeve
- Patterned necktie sleeve
- “Slingshot” style coffee cup sleeves
- Cardstock coffee sleeve
- Single sock sleeve
There’s no need to limit yourself to preconceived designs. If you’re good at sewing or you’re an experienced DIY geek, you can create something completely new and unique.
As you can see, creating your personal coffee mug sleeve is simple. And if you believe that your project went well, why don’t you share your DIY coffee sleeve with the world.
With Christmas approaching fast, a reusable coffee sleeve is a fantastic gift idea.
Personalize your creations and show your family and friends how much you love them. Many people underestimate the power of DIY gifts, whereas they’re the perfect way to show your gratitude and affection.
Not to mention they can save you a lot of money and trouble looking for presents in shopping malls.