This one is for all the non knitters and crocheters out there - a felt mug cosy that you can whip up quickly and then use during the cold winter months ahead.
- Some felted wool - If you've never felted a jumper before, I have a tutorial for you HERE - it's a really simple process!
- Thin elastic
- Sewing machine (to hold elastic into position) OR you can do this by hand, scissors, cotton thread, needle, scissors, measuring tape.
This is a nice easy project - allow 30 minutes to an hour once you have a felted garment ready to go.
- Step 1: Select a mug for the project and gather the supplies listed above.
- Step 2: Measure the circumference of the mug, but just from handle to handle - see step photo above.
- Step 3: Measure and decide on the height of the mug cosy - ensure you leave a 'lip' area for drinking.
- Step 4: Using the measurements from step 2 and 3, cut out a mug cosy from a felted garment.
- Step 5: Use scissors to round each corner of the cosy.
- Step 6: Select a button and stitch it onto one end of the cosy, approximately 2cm in from the edge.
- Step 7: Fashion a small heart out of a contrasting piece of felt and hand stitch this approximately 5cm to the left of the button and slightly down from the centre.
- Step 8: Loop a small piece of elastic and either machine or hand stitch it onto the centre (wrong side) at the opposite end of the cosy. If you are hand stitching it, ensure that you secure it really well.
Pop the cosy on your mug, fill with hot tea, coffee or chocolate and enjoy. Oh, and be sure to visit Tamar's blog today too - she's doing a slow cooker recipe book review. YUM!
Looking for other links from this series? Here you go:
- Day 1: How to make a felt vase cover
- Day 2: How to make fabric serviettes
- Day 3: Old fashioned vanilla cookie recipe and Easy shortbread cream biscuit recipe
- Day 4: Make your own felt word cards