For a while, I 've wanted a new travel mug to have a cuppa before work. My other ones are either broken or the fairies have borrowed. (Translation I've lost them) . Sometimes with patience, the universe has a strange way of providing for me. I won a free promotional travel mug on a promotion for a new bus service. The mugs great, however, the mug can get extremely hot and since I don't have milk in my tea even if I add water it often hurts my hand. I decide to sew a travel cup sleeve.
I decided to make a mug mitten and since it's Halloween, it seemed appropriate to use my Halloween fabric.
I downloaded a free sewing coffee sleeve from Craftsy. Click on the link for it.) However, this one has no instructions.
I added 1.5 cm for seam allowance
I pinned the sewing pattern and cut out the fabric while measuring the grain line and ensuring it was the same distance from the salvage line.
I ironed on the interfacing to add more structure to the fabric.
I added a lining to by using old pyjamas I pinned and cut the fabric
I sewed a narrow seam using a zipper foot and the narrow edge of the sewing plate as a guide for the seam. For the inside of the seam, I left on seam elastic. could insert the elastic. I pulled the sleeve to the right side. For the lining, I sewed it together trimmed the edges and insert into the sleeve.
I folded the un-sewn edge by folding the edges in side, pinned together, inserted some elastic sewn and sewn shut.
I hand sewed a button on the sleeve. I top stitched all the sleeve.
This is the final result, I'm very happy with it but it feels more like me.
Since it didn't have instruction I actually cut the pattern the wrong way. So I would recommend turning the pattern upside down so the writing will be upside down or it'll look like this. It does look odd. but I don't care, after using the sleeves it far more comfortable to hold. I would also recommend adding between 1.5 to 2 cm around the paper pattern.