How to make a Cuppow Cozy
Learn how to make your own Cuppow Cozy
There are so many different sizes of mason jar, so the first step is to pick your favorite jar.
Measure around the jar, then measure the height up to the little ridge below the screw ridges.
My favorite this time is the quilted regular mouth jar, so my measurements are 8.25″ by 4.5″. I like my Cuppow cozy to be shorter than the jar, so I went with 4″. Add 1/2″ for the 1/4″ seam allowance on each side. So 8.75″ x 4.5″.
Pick 2 fabrics. Make sure they are heat and liquid resistant. You may spill a bit of coffee or get water condensation on it, so you probably don’t want to use a fine silk. You can also use some quilting batting or felt inside to help keep your drink warm. You don’t need it, but I think it helps keep your hand cool and your drink hot. You’ll also need elastic cord and 2 buttons. Flat buttons (as opposed to buttons with a shank) work much better as they lie flat when you reverse the cozy.
Cut your fabric into 2 pieces of the same size according to your measurements. Put right sides together and pin. I actually prefer to use the clover clips as pins leave holes. See the ugly little hole?
At one end pin your elastic into a loop to be sewn in. Sew 3 sides, leaving the end without the elastic open.
Double stitch the elastic.
It is a good idea to clip the corners so when you turn it inside out and press it, everything will be nice and flat.
If you want batting inside, use the sewn piece as a template to cut the batting you’ll need, rounding the corners a bit.. Stuff the batting in, using a chopstick to get it into the corners.
Trim it down again if needed. Fold in the 4th side (making sure one side is folded over the batting) and topstitch all the way around.
Put around your mason jar and measure for the button placement. Make it tight, it will stretch a bit as you use it.
Hand sew your button on (for a reversible cozy, stitch a button on each side) and you are ready to go!
Enjoy your new cozy!