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Coffee Cozies!

 

Do you have a coffee lover on your gift list?  Better yet, are YOU a coffee lover?  Whether you are a daily Starbucks patron or a do it yourselfer at home (like me!)…these are for you! Cute little coffee cozies made from a Men’s tie and an old sweater!  Yep you read correctly…and old tie and a sweater!

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I found the tie and the sweater at the thrift store.  The Tie was $1 and the sweater was $0.50.  Deal!

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Items needed:

  • Old Sweater (child’s or ladies small)
  • Old Tie
  • Fray-check
  • Liquid Stitch
  • Scissors
  • Buttons
  • Thread/Needle
  • Velcro

Let’s talk the tie first shall we?  I cut the tie to 13” in length from the tip of the tie.

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I used some Liquid Stitch to seal the end I cut together. You can also sew it…but the Liquid stitch is so much easier!

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Next I added the loop side of the Velcro to the small end of the tie on the right side of the tie.  Right as in good side without the fold!  I used about 1.5 inches.

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Then on the back side of the tie (folded side) I added a small piece of the hook side of the Velcro.  (about 3/4 inch)  I added more of the loop side than the hook side because I want it to be adjustable for different sized coffee cups!

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Isn’t it cute!?  I had a button that I was going to put on the outside in the center of the point of the tie but I went back and forth on it and decided to leave it off.  You could certainly do one though…kind of like a tie tack!

Next the sweater!

I cut about 5 inches of the sleeve of the sweater off.  I used fray-check on the edge just so it doesn’t begin to fray.  (You can’t even see it here, it dries clear!)

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Then I hand sewed a few buttons down in a line.

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And who doesn’t have this problem…

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…A whole cabinet full of these ugly mugs?  Literally!  I have a whole shelf in our cabinet that has these guys who have some past employer’s logo, some random company I don’t even know, but ‘Hey you got it for free so why not keep it?’ or some that are just plain ugly?  Well these work perfect for those guys also.  Make them a little more tolerable to use!

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And you are saving trees by not getting one of those little cardboard sleeves each time!  But more importantly, you are drinking CUTE coffee Winking smile!!!

Oh and you can relive the ‘80’s and give your sweater one the “slouched” look!!  (hehe!)

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24 Responses to Coffee Cozies!

  1. Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life says:

    I like the 80′s slouch look! Too funny. :)

  2. Laura says:

    These are so cute. I especially love the old sweater sleeve.

  3. Amber says:

    Woo hoo I like how quick and simple these are thanks for the hints I’m sharing them on my blogs FB and Twitter page tomorrow!

    Amber

  4. Kim says:

    Thanks for sharing! I love that they are basically no sew and so cute! I made a few for teacher gifts last year and I tried to sew them all… talk about a sad sad gift idea!

  5. Kim says:

    from above… mine were a sad gift idea, not yours! Sorry just wanted to clarify that one!

  6. Kim says:

    I love the grey and red one… I love how you are recycling old things to turn them into something so cute!

  7. RubyJeans says:

    Oh I love your Cozies… I am not a Coffee drinker but I am a HOT COCOA one.. I love the sweater cozy with the buttons… I would love for you to link up here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

  8. Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts says:

    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – you were featured today!! –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

  9. Lauren says:

    Oh my goodness, how cool is that tie cozy?! Such a neat idea for the guys! I love it!

    I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-party-with-features-week.html

  10. amy says:

    What a genius idea, Cheryl! Loving them…can’t decide which is my fave! And you know I love me some Starbucks. Thanks for sharing at Shine On Fridays!

  11. I love these Cheryl!! They are both so cute!!! Thanks for linking up to Think Pink Sundays – I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/12/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-32/

  12. Jenny says:

    Awesome tutorial! I linked this up to my blog so my readers can find you! Love the buttons to!!!
    http://aworldofcrafts.blogspot.com/

  13. Just wanted to let you know that I featured YOU today! Come check it out and grab a cool button:)

    http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/12/good-morning-sunshine_19.html

  14. RubyJeans says:

    Hi Cheryl,
    I just wanted to let you know that your coffee cozies were featured on http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-2-and-highlights/

    Would love for you to stop by..

  15. Amber says:

    Hey just wanted to let you know that I liked this so much its on my “Green Craft Round-up” Today!!
    Amber
    http://www.lifelovegreen.com/2011/12/green-craft-round-up-christmas/

  16. Connie says:

    I love these ideas!

  17. [...] more when she said that our first secret supply item was SWEATERS!  Ever since I made that cute coffee cozy from a sweater sleeve, I have been itching to up-cycle a sweater [...]

  18. palak says:

    Hi! I love these– even though I’m a tea girl myself! I wanted to let you know that I’m linking you on my frugal sewing site Sewistry.com next week! Here’s the link to the post: http://sewistry.com/2013/11/diy-upcycled-coffee-cozies. Thanks so much!

  19. […] but you could certainly use your sewing machine if instead. Get the tutorial at Cheryl’s Upcycled, No Sew Coffee Cozies  […]

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