Travel Mug Cozies!

For the first time in a while, I have a finish to tell you about! Actually, I've made a whole pile of these mug cozies....89 to be exact over the past 3 weeks!

Quilted and sewn mug cozies

My mug cozy relationship started four years ago when I received an early Christmas gift from my husband: my Janie. A Janome 8200 with custom sewing table. That was a great day :D

57 mug cozies - and some of my button collection!

I have been using a template from Stitchwerx.com to cut all the fabric and batting pieces for the cozies.

novelty fabrics

Some of my cutest novelty fabric scraps have found homes in these cozies....

pieced cozies

I use smaller strips, selvedges and other fabric bits for some of the pieced cozies.

I like to make strips of about 4.5 inches wide by as long as my scrap pile will make in each colour family, then I trace the template and cut out the shapes. I've kept all the off-cuts from that and intend to use them in more strip sets. (I also make lots of crumb blocks that these may find a home in too!)

cozies on mugs

I find that this cozy size is perfect for the large/extra large take-put cups, as well as my favourite ceramic mug at home :)


But I needed a narrower cozy for the medium take-out cups.

men's tie versus quilted cozy

I've had a small collection of men's ties that I keep wanting to make something from, but just haven't yet. They are already several layers thick, and half the width of my quilted ones, so I tried one out.

What a perfect fit! And it takes much less time to assemble. Just turn under one end, attach an elastic and sew on a button.

Men's tie mug cozies

I'm so pleased with the tie idea. Hopefully they add a bit of interest :)

It was also exciting to be adding my custom tags onto most of these cozies. I think it makes them look finished.

Cute as a button :)

So as we enter the last third of the month, I have my first official finish! I'm so happy to have one goal from my quarter complete :)


Linking up to LAFF, Creative Goodness, Can I get a Whoop Whoop, Finish it up Friday and lastly to Q4 Finish Along.

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