Mi­crowave Cozies

Annie's Weekend Sewing April 2019 - - Front Page - De­sign by Chris Malone

Skill Level

Be­gin­ner

Fin­ished Sizes

Small Cozy Size: 61/4" x 61/4" x 2"

Medium Cozy Size: 81/4" x 81/4" x 2"

Large Cozy Size: 121/4" x 121/4" x 2"

Ma­te­ri­als

Ma­te­ri­als listed make one set of three cozies— small, medium and large.

1/8 yard each or­ange and blue dot

1/4 yard pink dot

1/2 yard each but­ter­fly print and black-

with-white dot

Cot­ton bat­ting

Cot­ton thread

Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies

Note: It is im­por­tant to use only 100% cot­ton fab­ric, bat­ting and thread for these cozies, be­cause polyester may melt in the mi­crowave and ma­te­ri­als with metal­lic fibers can cause the mi­crowave to arc.

Project Notes

Read all in­struc­tions be­fore begin­ning this project.

Stitch right sides to­gether us­ing a 1/4" seam al­lowance un­less oth­er­wise spec­i­fied.

Ma­te­ri­als and cut­ting lists as­sume 40" of us­able fab­ric width for yardage.

Cut­ting From or­ange dot:

small cozy.

Cut 1 (21/4" by R fab­ric width) bind­ing strip for

From blue dot:

Cut 1 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strip for medium cozy.

From pink dot:

Cut 2 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips for large cozy.

From but­ter­fly print:

Cut 1 (14" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 1 each 14" square, 12" square and 8" square.

From black-and-white dot:

Cut 1 (14" by fab­ric width) strip. Sub­cut strip into 1 each 14" square, 12" square and 8" square.

From bat­ting:

Cut 2 each 14" squares, 12" squares and 8" squares.

These handy cozies are per­fect for heat­ing up a mug of cof­fee, a bowl of soup or even a serv­ing dish of food, and re­mov­ing them from the mi­crowave safely and com­fort­ably.

Com­plet­ing the Cozies

1. Pin each fab­ric square (but­ter­fly print and black dot) to a same-size bat­ting square with the fab­ric right side up as shown in Fig­ure 1. Us­ing match­ing thread, stitch di­ag­o­nally from cor­ner to cor­ner to se­cure the lay­ers.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 2, fold one square in half with the fab­ric side in the cen­ter. Mark dart lines, re­fer­ring to Dart Size Chart for spe­cific mea­sure­ments for each size square.

3. Stitch on the drawn dart lines, back­stitch­ing at both ends.

4. Fold the fab­ric the other di­rec­tion and re­peat Steps 2 and 3 to make a bowl-shaped unit with a dart on each side as shown in Fig­ure 3.

5. Re­peat Steps 2– 4 with the same-size bat­ting- backed square to make two bowl-shaped units.

6. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 4, trim each dart to 1/4" and then trim just the bat­ting close to the dart seam.

7. Nest two same-size bowl shapes (but­ter­fly print and black dot) with wrong sides fac­ing, match­ing the cor­ners and dart seams. Fold the darts in op­po­site di­rec­tions to nest and dis­trib­ute the bulk and pin in place. Baste along the edge by hand or ma­chine.

8. Fold and press the bind­ing and ap­ply to the raw edges by sew­ing the bind­ing on the but­ter­fly side. The two pink strips for the largest bowl will need joined be­fore press­ing. When ap­proach­ing the dart area, pull the seam line straight to stitch the bind­ing as shown in Fig­ure 5. Fold the bind­ing over to the black dot side. Hand-stitch the bind­ing to the black dot side, mi­ter­ing the cor­ners and over­lap­ping the ends to fin­ish. l

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