Strippy Cup Cozy

Make one or make a dozen. They are easy to stitch and make great lit­tle gifts.

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A quick and easy project.

COM­PLET­ING THE CUP COZY

1. Join the A and B strips in ran­dom or­der along the 12" sides to make an 8" x 12" unit as shown in Fig­ure 1. Press seams in one di­rec­tion.

Fig­ure 1

2. Place the in­su­lated lin­ing rec­tan­gle on a flat sur­face with the sil­ver side down and place the back­ing rec­tan­gle right side up on top. 3. Pin the 8" x 12" pieced unit right sides to­gether with the lay­ered back­ing/lin­ing unit at an an­gle as shown in Fig­ure 2.

Fig­ure 2

4. Copy the half-pat­tern given and create a com­plete tem­plate. Pin the tem­plate to the pinned lay­ers as shown in Fig­ure 3; cut through all lay­ers around tem­plate.

5. Mark the open­ing as given on the pat­tern; re­move tem­plate and re-pin fab­ric lay­ers.

6. Fold the elas­tic cord or hair band in half to form a loop.

7. Place the elas­tic loop in the cen­ter of one short end be­tween the strip unit and back­ing lay­ers with the loop in­side and ends ex­tend­ing 11/4" from the edge of the pinned unit. Ma­chine-baste to hold in place as shown in Fig­ure 4.

Fig­ure 4

8. Sew around the out­side edge of the pinned lay­ers, backstitching over the elas­tic to re­in­force, leav­ing the marked open­ing un­stitched as shown in Fig­ure 5.

Fig­ure 5

9. Clip cor­ners and turn right side out. Push cor­ners out and press curved edges smooth with open­ing edges pressed 1/4" to the in­side. Hand-stitch open­ing edge closed.

10. Add dec­o­ra­tive stitches to the seams be­tween strips to add a dec­o­ra­tive flair.

11. Sew the but­ton 13/4" in from the end with­out the elas­tic loop to fin­ish.

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