So I was pretty excited about the success of the campfire coffee insulator wrap and decided to make a monogrammed coffee insulator wrap for my sister Krista. Perfect for coffee/tea/cocoa drinkers and the eco-friendly, monogrammed insulator wraps are personal and practical. And not only is it a great way to cut down on waste but it’s also a great way to use up some extra fabric scraps.
Supplies for how to make a monogrammed coffee insulator wrap:
- Cardboard coffee insulator to use as a pattern
- Patterned fabric
- Blue lining fabric
- Printed letter from your computer and printer
- Thick, crisp ‘hat brim’ interfacing (1/8th inch or so thick)
- Regular interfacing, medium weight
- Therm O Web HeatnBond iron-on vinyl
- Blue thread
- Blue double fold bias tape (or make your own with the Simplicity Bias Tape Maker)
- Blue embroidery floss
Just like the campfire cozy using your cardboard coffee insulator as a pattern cut out the patterned fabric, blue fabric, interfacing, and vinyl. Print your letter on your computer printer. I used Arial Black because it is nice and thick. Cut it out, then cut a square of blue fabric and regular interfacing and iron it on.
I’m even more of a fan now of the iron-on vinyl. Follow the package directions iron the vinyl onto the patterned fabric and the square of blue fabric. Trace your letter onto the fabric and cut out within the lines so that no black appears on the finished letter. How you affix it on is up to you. I chose to embroider ‘x’ stitches to appliqué it on. Mine were a bit sloppy but overall I think it looks cute.
Sandwich the 1/8th thick insulating interfacing (it’s your ‘cardboard’) between the patterned fabric on top and blue fabric on the bottom. Sew binding tape on the top, bottom and sides. Sew bias tape on the sides, folding down a bit extra on both tops and bottoms. The trick is to fold it before you affix it; that way there are no raw edges. Shape it into a wrap and sew back and forth for security across the top and bottom. There you have your monogrammed coffee cozy insulator wrap.
Did you make it? Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the MerrimentDesign.com Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign. Craft and pass it on!
Tuesday 19th of April 2016
A friend bought us 3 of these made by someone in AK years ago. Two have been lost, but I still have mine and CHERISH it. It has been wonderful. It was well made and has lasted for about 15 years so far.
Sunday 24th of April 2016
Hi Beth, that's such a lovely story! You've inspired me to to make myself an updated version - thanks for the motivation!
Saturday 21st of January 2012
I LOVE this! If I could sew worth a lick, I'd make one for myself. Great idea--perfect for this time of year and for the environment! Do you take orders??
Wednesday 16th of December 2009
I just made one and I love it! I really like the vinyl finish. I am going to find more uses for that stuff!
Tuesday 30th of June 2009
loved it and all the others on the site!