Tis the season for iced coffee… and I don’t know what it is about them, but I love to drink mine out of mason jars. I like to drink anything out of them actually, but especially my iced coffee.
So when I discovered the wonder that is Cuppow, I was stoked! Now I can drink out of my mason jar on the go without my coffee sloshing out. The guys at Cuppow are not paying me to say how awesome it is either; I bought one for myself and two as gifts because I thought it was such a fun concept.
With my Cuppow lid in place, the only thing missing is a cute cozy to keep my jar from too much condensation (or in the case of a hot drink, from too much heat for my hand). One of the Cuppows I bought was for my sister-in-law’s birthday, and to go along with the gift, I made her this cute cozy for her jar.
I thought I’d share the tutorial for this simple project with you today.
Mason jar cozy
– fits one regular-mouthed pint canning jar
- 2 coordinating pieces of fabric
- heat-resistant fabric such as Therma-Flec (optional)
- fusible fleece
- 3/4″ wide velcro, 2.5″ long
- scissors/rotary cutter, ruler & mat
- sewing machine & coordinating thread
- hot glue or puffy paint
1. Cut all fabric (including fusible fleece) to be 12.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Iron fusible fleece to wrong side of main fabric following package instructions.
2. Stack fabrics as followed (listed from bottom to top): heat-resistant fabric, fleece-lined main fabric (fleece side down), second fabric (right side down). Pin fabrics together.
3. Sew fabrics together (1/4-1/2 seam allowance depending on how wide you want your cozy to be), leaving an opening about two inches long on one of the short ends.
4. Clip corners and turn inside out. Press, making sure to fold in and pin shut opening, and top stitch all the way around (you might want to use a decorative stitch).
5. Check fit on jar and pin velcro in place so cozy fits tight. I cut my velcro in half hamburger style to make it skinnier. Sew velcro to cozy.
6. Finally, to keep cozy from slipping of jar (it should fit tight but since the jar is glass after all, I wanted to be sure), squiggle a line of hot glue or puffy paint on the inside of the cozy and let dry. This will grip the glass to avoid slipping.
What’s your favorite thing to drink in a mason jar? If you make a cozy, please share a photo with us on Facebook or Instagram (@simplehomemade)!