Why use those same old cardboard coffee sleeves when you can use a fancy felt coffee sleeve – all pretty and touchable?
Materials you’ll need
It’s super easy to make. It uses just a few of the most basic embroidery stitches – and there are links to video tutorials teaching all of them.
Here’s how to make it.
Transfer the pattern to the felt. I use Sulky Sticky FabriSolvy every time I work with felt. I love it!
If you’re wondering how it works with felt, read this post.
Embroider the design and trim the edges of the felt to size.
I’m going to applique all the flowers and butterflies, so all I stitched here are the stems and butterfly trails.
Soak out the Sulky Sticky FabriSolvy in cold water and let it dry flat. Don’t wring, twist or even smoosh it. Just set it on a towel and let it dry overnight.
Look! Now I know exactly where each applique piece goes!
Applique and embroider the rest of your design.
Use freezer paper to cut out the tiny applique pieces. Trace the pieces onto the paper side of the freezer paper. Fuse the paper to felt, and then cut out the pieces, cutting through the paper and felt at the same time. It will help keep your cutting accurate.
Everything is stitched with two strands of thread.
Cut a second piece of felt to match the first.
Sew the prickly, hook half of the hook & loop tape to the end of the embroidered piece.
Sew the soft, loop half of the hook & loop tape to the blank piece of felt.
I used a sewing machine to attach these pieces, but you could also sew by hand.
Wrap it around your coffee cup and you’re ready to go!
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