MAKE A… MUG COSY

Our mug cosy would make a great gift for a tea-lov­ing friend!

Cross Stitcher - - The Savvy Stitcher -

Step1

PRINT off the tem­plate onto white pa­per. Place on your stitch­ing. Hold up to a light source, and then pin the tem­plate to the stitch­ing with the de­sign in the cen­tre. Cut out, adding a 1cm (⅜in) seam al­lowance. Re­peat for the back­ing fab­ric.

Step 2

PIN the stitch­ing and back­ing fab­ric to­gether, and then in­sert an elas­tic hair bob­ble into the seam at one short end of the mug cosy – do not cut the bob­ble as it will lose strength, just po­si­tion it half­way through the seam.

Step3

STITCH around the edge of the cosy, with the 1cm (⅜in) seam al­lowance, leav­ing a gap at one short end, op­po­site the bob­ble. Clip the curves and cor­ners and re­duce the seam al­lowance, and then turn through to the right side. Sew up the gap.

Step 4

PLACE the cosy around your mug, and then us­ing a pin, mark the po­si­tion of the but­ton to cor­re­spond with the bob­ble closer. Sew the but­ton in po­si­tion on the edge of the cosy. Your cosy is now ready to use!

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