Saturday, January 28, 2012

Coffee Cozy for Valentine

 Today I have a totally different project for you.
I made a coffee cosy.
I was looking around the internet for some 
quiling ideas and I found some cute
coffee cozies.

Suddenly I had this Valentine coffee cozy idea.
piece of white sheet
cloisonné mini heart by Michael Strong
love sentiment by Michael Strong
coffee sentiment by Club Scrap
stazon blazing red and inkjet black
sewing machine

A coffee cozy looks like this template,
but to be sure you have to fit it around
the cup you are going to use and maybe
you have to resize it for your cup.

I found a great quilting tutorial HERE
and it may help you to make your own.

I drew the template on the material to see 
were to stamp. I used blazing red stazon ink.
First I stamped the cloisonné mini heart.
After that I used black ink for the sentiments.
Use an iron and a piece of backing paper to
heat set the ink.
 Now you sew the cozy together and turn it inside out.
On top of the cozy a decorative line is sewn.
(click on picture to see enlarged version)
This is the finished coffee cozy.
The closure of the cozy is a button and elastic.
You can use any button, but i made the button 
with Michael Strong's coffee cup
and a piece of shrink plastic.
Stamped with black stazon and colored with pencils
before heating the shrink plastic with a heat gun.
Don't forget to punch the holes
before shrinking.
Have a creative day!


Laura said...

OMGosh, your embellished fabric coffee cup "cozy" is too cute!!! I love it! Thanks for the creative ideas, Hetty!!!

Monique Kools said...

Wat een leuk idee. Gaat sneller denk ik dan op de patchwork variant te zien is.
groetjes Monique

Kathie McGuire said...

Hetty, this is fabulous! What a great idea, so beautifully done! The button is the most clever part of this whole project!! How great is that? WOW, fantastic job on the whole thing!!!!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Award winner! WOW! Love that you used material and delightful to see! This is so inspiring!