Custom Reusable Coffee Cozy

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Keep your coffee hot and your hands cool with a simple fabric coffee cozy in your favorite fabrics.


  • Coffee Cozy Template (download pdf)
  • Two pieces cotton fabric, at least 5-1/2” x 12” each (these will be fabric “A” and fabric “B”)
  • Piece of cotton batting, at least 5-1/2” x 12”
  • Button (we used a 7/8” covered button)
  • Scrap of 1/8” elastic, 2” long
  • Wash-away marking pen or pencil
  • Bamboo skewer or other long, pointed object
  • Coordinating thread
  • Hand needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


  1. Cut out coffee cozy template. Fold one piece of cotton fabric A in half and place template on top, aligning marked straight edge with folded edge of fabric (fig. 1). Trace around template onto fabric with wash-away marking pen or pencil. Cut out and repeat for remaining fabric B and batting.
  2. Place fabric A on top of batting, with edges aligned and right side facing up. Fold elastic in half to create a loop and pin in place to the center of one straight edge, raw edges together (fig. 2).
  3. Place fabric B face-down on top of fabric A, aligning raw edges with right sides together; pin. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew all layers together around edges. Leave a 2-inch gap for turning and backstitch over elastic several times to secure (fig. 3).
  4. Turn cozy right side out through gap, pushing out corners with a skewer or other long, pointed object. Turn under unstitched edges 1/4 inch; press cozy.
  5. Topstitch around all sides of cozy near outside edges.
  6. Stitch button into place on right side of cozy, centered vertically and approximately 1” from edge (fig. 4). Wrap around to-go coffee, loop elastic around button and enjoy!

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