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Topic: Trinket that didn't seem to twork?  (Read 518 times)
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« on: February 19, 2007 11:04:05 AM »

I suppose that you would call it a trinket - a coffee cozy for my latte addiction. I took the cardboard sleeve-thingy (you know, so you don't burn your hands) off my latest Starbucks confection and traced it.

I cut two pieces out of fabric (one brown courdoroy, one out of giraffe print) and sewed them together (using 1/4 inch seam allowances) with a little fusible interfacing inside.

I sewed velcro on each end, and when you lay it on top of the cardboard thing from starbucks, they are the exact same size. The velcro is sewed into the same spot as the glue had been holding the cardboard one together. The are alike in every way, save for what material they are made of.

So can someone tell me why the fabric one does not fit around my starbucks cup today, but the cardboard one DOES?


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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007 02:12:20 PM »

The one you made has a smaller inside than the cardboard one.  Since there are multiple layers it is taking up more space.  The corduroy has a pile so you have to take that into consideration for sizing.  Its the same principle as measuring bracelet length.  If you make a bracelet out of chunky beads it will have a flat measurement but when it is worn the inside measurement is going to be smaller.

If you make future cozies, keep in mind the thickness of the fabric.  If you make them all out of the same fabric than you can use the same pile of flesh.

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