big E coffee koozy
While we were there, DK made an amazing pour-over iced coffee with his espresso machine. This just means he made a really good espresso, iced it, and added agave and milk. Yum! So the next morning, Jeff used our new machine to make iced coffee for me to take to work.
The problem is that we don’t own travel cups for coffee. So I had to make do with what we had: mason jars. All the way to work, the cup kept dripping with condensation. And since our jars don’t have handles, it was hard to grip and walk from the parking lot to the office.
My solution? Making my own mason jar koozy. I guess I could’ve gone out and bought a coffee tumbler, but this was much more fun.
I used felt to make this, and doubled the layers so that it would be sturdier than just one layer of felt. I started out by measuring the height and diameter of the mason jar, and then cut the fabric to be just a bit longer than that diameter (to allow for the seam once sewn). I also cut out a square of doubled up felt for the koozy bottom.
Next, I sewed flipped the felt so that the E was on the inside, and sewed the ends together to make a tube. Then I flipped the tube so that the E was facing the outside. After making sure it fit my jar, I trimmed off the excess fabric.
I made a strap for the koozy, so I could carry the jar more easily. I took a 3-inch thick strip of felt (I doubled up this piece too), and made two cuts lengthwise to form three strips. I braided these together, then sewed the top and bottom of the strap to the koozy.
Lastly, I took a doubled up square of felt and sewed it to the bottom of the koozy using a blanket stitch. I also blanket stitched the top, to match.
Now it’s time for that iced coffee!
I told Jeff I’d make him one too. The challenge is to make one that’s more manly. hmm. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!
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