Hurray for the beer cozy!This cozy is made with reclaimed purple suede from a vintage high waisted skirt.
Using the bottom hem of the skirt as the top of the cozy, I managed to save the original lining to use as the lining for the cozy. No fuss no muss!
The Om symbol is an iron on transfer that I printed out. Around it I stitched on a crochet chain. I would rate this project a 2 out of 5 in terms of difficulty.
-Favorite canned drink
(to work a pattern off of.)
-iron on transfer
First, measure the circumference of the can and the height of the can.
Measurements for my Cozy
-add your seam allowance of .5" new measurements: 8.75"x7.25"
-cut a rectangle out of your desired fabric with these measurements. To add a lining, cut your lining material with the same measurements and attach it to your base material. You can just sew it on or using iron on interfacing or I believe fabric glue might work too...of course wait for it to dry
-next, trace around the bottom of your can and again, add .5 inches to the circumference with your sewing gauge.
-Find the image that you want online or in your photo albums and print it onto iron on transfer paper.
-Iron the transfer onto a piece of scrap t-shirt material and cut a small border around the transfer image.
-Next, sew the image onto the body of the cozy.
-sew up the two sides (right sides together!) to make the cylindrical shape.
-The very bottom is the trickiest....I usually flip the cylindrical shape inside out, and just sew around with a .5 inch seam allowance again with right sides together. Take this step slow! It might still look a little wonky but it should stand just fine with a can in it
-Finally, take whatever thread, string or yarn you want to use and crochet a chain the length around your image. Sew it on with matching thread and you're done!
I hope you find my tutorial helpful, and if there is anything I need to clarify please let me know
C&C always welcome!