The other day my father-in-law told me he was at a coffee shop and they were selling coffee cozies for $7 each. Although the price is ridiculous, I thought, "Gee, I could easily make one of those!" I stopped at a local coffee shop to get a coffee (and sleeve) and they were selling them too. Has it really been that long since I've been IN a coffee shop that I've never seen them sold before? I guess with two small children the drive-thru at Starbucks is awfully appealing.
When I had some time on my hands (usually one arm handy when I'm nursing Gretchen) I searched Flickr for some inspiration. Sure enough, there are tons of homemade coffee cozies out there. At first, I traced the sleeve from my own coffee and set out to make a cozy. This didn't pan out so well. I won't go into details, but like most of the projects I try ad hoc, they don't turn out.
Next, I searched the Internet for a good tutorial. I found a great one from Erin of House On Hill Road. If you are interested in making some for yourself, this is the tutorial to use. I did try making a sleeve that was one piece, and tried to find a tutorial, but that didn't pan out either. Looks like a button or velcro is the best way to go. Here's my final product:
You can bet there are going to be more of these easy peasy projects. If you are lucky, you just might get one for yourself! Place your orders now folks...