How to Make a Patchwork Cozy for Your French Presscomments (11) October 2nd, 2008
A couple of days ago, my husband made a special request: a handmade cozy for his brand-new French press. How could I say no? Not only will it keep the coffee warm for hours, but a cozy will also prevent the glass from shattering if we ever knock over his precious French press.
Here's how to make one for yourself:
- 1/8 yard cotton fabric
- Scraps of different cotton fabrics to patchwork with
- High-loft cotton batting
- Small amount of 1/4-inch grosgrain ribbon
- Three buttons
- Fabric scissors
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine and thread
Note: I recommend a walking foot for quilting the cozy. If you don't have one, it's ok, but it makes quilting much easier!
1. Measure the circumference and height of the glass part of your French press. Add 1 inch to both measurements.
2. Using a rotary cutter, cut a piece of cotton fabric to the dimensions from step 1. This is your lining. Also cut a piece of batting to the same size.
3. From the scraps of fabric, cut a bunch of pieces that are the height of the measurement you took in step 1 and various widths. Lay them out in a pattern you like. They should be a bit wider than the lining piece when they are laid out.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery