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DIY Valentine’s Day Coffee Sleeve

When has coffee ever steered us wrong? Well, this warm comfort of the morning is easier to enjoy when you're not worried about scalding your hand. Use these cozy Valentine's Day coffee sleeves to protect the hands of those you love, and maybe your hands too. This tutorial is easy to follow and even easier to put together.

What You Need:

  • 4” x 12” fabric strip
  • 4” x 12” fabric strip (second pattern)
  • 4” x 12” fusible fleece
  • 2” x 2”   heat and bond
  • 2.25”  Velcro strip (hook-and-fastener 3/4" wide)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Fabric marker
  • Clips
  • Piecing foot or zipper foot
  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting mat or rotary cutter

Step One: Fusible Fleece

Start by ironing the fusible fleece onto the backside of your first pattern. This step demands that you place the bumpy side of the fusible fleece against the wrong side of your first fabric choice.


Then iron the Heat and Bond onto the 2” x 2” square.


Trace the shape of a coffee sleeve onto your first fabric choice. If you don't feel comfortable drawing a template, you can pick up a sleeve from any local coffee shop. It's a great excuse to run out for coffee to keep you going through the day! After cutting out your first fabric choice, go ahead and cut out “fabric B” as well.


Now, cut the 2” x 2” square into a heart shape and peel off the back of the Heat and Bond.


Cut out the first fabric to the template you made or used for the sleeve. Then, line the heart up, so it’s dead center, and iron the heart down on top of the cozy's front. You can use a small ruler to make this more precise.


Get behind your sewing machine and stitch your heart onto the fabric. This step is relatively quick, and you can certainly get creative with matching or using contrasting thread colors.


Use clips to hold your two fabric choices together, right sides facing. Start sewing on one short edge and then sew around, leaving a space to turn the project. Stitch with a 1/8-inch seam allowance with your utility foot or zipper foot.


Before you turn the project, clip the corners and then use a pencil, chopstick, or turning tool to poke the corners out. Sew closed the slot for turning.


Sew down ½-inch strips of your Velcro onto the coffee sleeve. This Velcro is why you want to use the zipper foot or utility foot. These are exceptionally quick to make and rewarding knowing that they’ll be put to good use.

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