Step by Step Instructions
I've been seeing these coffee cup sleeves all over Pinterest and thought I would give one a shot. Most I've seen are made from purchased fabric, but I decided to do a little upcycling and use an old sweater. Here are the steps to make your own coffee cup sleeve:
FOR THIS PROJECT YOU WILL NEED:
Old sweater or fabric
Hot glue gun
Cup (for measuring)
STEP 1: CUT FABRIC
To begin, I cut a portion of the sleeve of the sweater I choose. I used a Starbucks cup to determine how much to cut.
STEP 2: CUT EXTRA FABRIC
Next, you'll want to cut off a portion of the top half of the fabric, so the top of the sleeve mirrors the bottom. This will allow the fabric to line up for the following step.
STEP 3: FOLD FABRIC
Turn the sleeve inside out, then fold the top half down over the bottom half, like shown below. Sew or use your glue gun (as I did) to glue the two pieces together at the bottom opening.
STEP 4: CUT SLEEVE OPEN
Next, cut directly on the seam of the sleeve to open it up. You'll do this so you will then be able to create a bit of overlap in the next step.
STEP 5: ATTACH LACE
Take the lace trim and cut a piece the same length as one of the sides you just cut. Use your glue gun to attach the lace (or sew) to one side of the opening.
STEP 6: CLOSE & ATTACH BUTTONS
Fold one flap over the other, creating just a bit of overlap. Glue or sew to secure. Finally, attach your buttons wherever you wish.
This was definitely a different project for me, and not something I would normally make...but super cute, right? I love that there are endless variations! I'd love to hear your thoughts on how these projects go for you!
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