Monday, September 23, 2013

French Press Cozy

 We make coffee in a French press, so I sewed up a little cozy to keep the coffee warm a little longer. I cut different coffee cup shapes out of red ticking, used fusible web to adhere them to a 7" x 12" piece of linen.

Then I hand appliqued them and embroidered some little details on them. I sewed that to 2 layers of batting and a 9" x 14" piece of red backing fabric. Then I folded the backing over the edges to bind the linen.

 I sewed on 4 red buttons and 4 elastic loops to close the cozy around the french press.

Here is a close-up of the embroidery detail on one of the cups. This one is my favorite :)

I think it turned out pretty well for my first time, but I should have made it just a little bit longer, maybe 1/2". And I should have attached the batting and backing to the linen before I embroidered the cups so the embroidery stitches would be quilting stitches too. Also the binding turned out a little bit funny, so I should have just used binding strips, I think the backing fabric I used was a little too thick to be a good binding fabric.


  1. I love all the little crafty things you make! They may not be perfect the first time around (as you note at the bottom), but they're certainly useful and look fantastic.