How to Make a Sweater Coffee-Mug Cozy

comments (13) September 9th, 2015     

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Gather the bottom of the sweater and draw it inside. Stitch to secure.
Use a zigzag stitch to keep the sweater from fraying.
Gather the bottom of the sweater and draw it inside. Stitch to secure.

Gather the bottom of the sweater and draw it inside. Stitch to secure.

Photo: Shannon Dennis

Whether used at home or driving to work, this coffee mug sweater cozy is a great, quick gift for that special someone or friend. Start with an old sweater. Measure from the base of the sleeve up the arm 6 inches and cut. Use a zigzag stitch to finish off the cut edge and keep the sweater from fraying.

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Use a zigzag stitch to secure the sweater.

With a hand needle, sew a running stitch 1/2 inch from the finished edge. Draw the stitches up gently until the opening closes. Stitch so that the opening is securely closed.

make sweater cozy for coffee mug
Slip over a travel mug and enjoy. No more burned fingers!

The cozy can be fit around a travel mug, glass, or water bottle and can serve as a great gift for your friends, co-workers or that special person in your life. For added personality, try embroidering a name, monogram, or design on the sweater sleeve before you sew the bottom together.

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Comments (13)

AlexRixan writes: very inspiring!
Posted: 12:31 am on September 3rd
AlexRixan writes: very inspiring!
Posted: 12:31 am on September 3rd
MagoonTanya writes: NIce one
Posted: 6:32 am on August 25th
EdWallace writes: What a wonderful very neat

Posted: 2:52 am on June 27th
VishaalSuri writes: brilliant designs

Posted: 11:50 pm on June 23rd
DeepakSingh writes: It looks great, I think I might be using this for making some decorative
Posted: 6:51 am on February 15th
Rahonda writes: Really nice ..soft
Posted: 3:26 am on December 3rd
DieterAchan writes: Good work.Looking nice
Posted: 5:59 am on December 2nd
JaffronTox writes: Hey colour combination interesting
Posted: 11:55 pm on November 24th
RoyKafen writes:
Good collection

Posted: 6:35 am on November 24th
LaurenKey writes: So charming
Posted: 12:23 am on November 24th
MichalCarte writes: Really good share
Posted: 7:01 am on November 21st
RamiroStokes writes: Love all of your new collective design and ideas .impressive
Posted: 4:18 am on November 21st
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