2 strips of fabric measuring 12" x 4"
1 strip of batting measuring 12" x 4" (get creative here - use an old sweatshirt or flannel pj's!)
cut out pattern piece
common sewing tools:
rotary cutter & mat or scissors
fabric pen (optional)
lay both strips of fabric right sides together and place batting on top. Place pattern piece on top and cut out your fabric pieces. I've shown you the 3 pieces you should have when finished cutting but I would go ahead and pin them together for sewing without pulling them all apart.
using a 3/8" seam, begin sewing your fabric sandwich starting at point indicated on pattern (a) and stopping at (b).
trim outside seam edges with your pinking shears or regular scissors - clip corners of stitched edge.
turn inside out. use a knitting needle, dull pencil or some other dull pointed edge to get a nice crisp turnout at the corners. I use the end of a skinny paintbrush! iron if desired.
turn raw edges in. and pin shut as shown in first photograph (dismiss the a in this photo). now, sew around your sleeve starting 1/2" from turned in edge at (a) ending at (b) as shown below.
now tuck finished edge into folded edge as show above. tuck all of the edge in - I left some out so you could see what I was doing :)
carefully remove pin from edge and sew down the line making sure that finished end of sleeve is still tucked nicely inside. if this is too difficult or frustrating, just overlap the two ends and sew together. my example is a bit wobbly and 'off' as you can see but no biggie, it still looks very cute wrapped around my coffee cup!
Have fun - By the way, you are welcome to use your coffee sleeve creations for any purpose (be it selling or gifting your coffee sleeves) HOWEVER - Do not copy my words and/or images from this project in ANY way, shape or form. They are protected by copyright law. Thanks in advance!
I'm more than happy to share this project with you and hope that you enjoy the process of creating! If you liked this project leave me a comment! Thanks so much~ Susannah