Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Halloween Coffee Sleeve

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.




Confession time 

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. 



  

17 comments:

  1. Very cute! Even with the little oops. :) I love coffee sleeves but I rarely drink hot beverages so I got to live vicariously through you! Lol

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    1. Thanks. Its an easy oops to that has no impact on the sleeve but it works. lol.

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  2. lol i used to make that mistake all the time. but it works just as good! love the print you chose

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    1. Its nice to know its not just me making mistakes but I've been sewing for over 7 / 8 years now I should know better. At least it still does the job that what's important.

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  3. Its really cute and I think the button makes it even more so, like a nice cup sweater!

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    1. Thanks. I love the damask buttons, I kind a wish I purchased more. I love the cute Halloween fabric. I love witches and black cats. lol

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  4. Ahh even with the tiny mistake, this looks adorable! I really want to get into sewing with a machine, but I have absolutely no idea where to start. This little project looks like it would be fairly simple to start off with though!

    Olivia - Home x

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    1. Thanks. I love nice Halloween fabric I know people who use these kind of pattern to make clothes out of for me its a bit garish. I tend use more sedate patterns. I would first recommend signing up for sewing classes to learn the basic there is a lot around. Usually these class provide sewing machines. I would personally recommend with WEA in Newcastle or where at Bensham Grove, actually we're looking for another member for this term . It 10 week course Lynn is an amazing tutor. She taught me .

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  5. I love coffee sleeves but I rarely drink hot beverages so I got to live vicariously through you! Lol

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