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« on: January 26, 2009 10:06:08 AM »

I made this over the weekend, because i went to arriba and was again moderately irritated by the sleeve. what is strange is that i seldom purchase coffees any more, since Coffee from a Shop was one of the first things to get the ax when i was making hard financial choices. (that particular one was hard on everyone else, as the adjustment from high-caff to half-caff was significant!) but the sleeves still get up my nose.

This is a fun project, and it's totally earth friendly, as it's reusable and not made of paper. it's even made from scraps, so the fabric was re-purposed. plus- machine washable. this is a prototype, so this one will probably stay with me. now i've got my legs under me with the project i'll make a few more for my friends who might like em.

i just spoke with my mother on the phone, and she helped me think of an idea! initially i was going to go for one size fits all, but that would require velcro, and to me, velcro looks shabby. so i went with snaps. but to be perfectly honest, my technique with snaps is also pretty shabby. So, then ma said, well, why don't you just make it not like that, but like a regular sleeve? Ah ha!

So, tonight before my game, i'm going to try again, i'll post the results tomorrow. Perhaps i'll stop for a coffee tomorrow too!
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009 07:35:40 AM by kmsmaverick » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009 07:35:15 AM »

so this morning i did stop for a coffee! mmmm, delicious!
Last night i did make a second one. this orange one here.
Now, it looks a lot like the blue one, but it's not unwrappable. it's like a cuff. it slides up from  the bottom. If i decide to move forward with these as a project then that's how i'll do them. I'd rather sacrifice the wrappability than the neatness of it.

now, this orange one isn't really one size fits all, but none of them are, really, unless you put a cross of velcro on them, and it don't want to do that, because as i mentioned, i think velcro ends up looking shabby. I think i'll send this to my cousin, who does a fair share of starbucks. Though, i do confess to having a bit of a moral dilemma regarding these neat things- What's the point if they go on a throw away cup? I know it's every litter bit helps, but here's what i would like: a plastic cup, exactly the same shape, size, volume, diameter, weight and everything as this Dunkin Donuts cup. Decor craft sells I Am Not A Paper Cup but that's not really what i'm after. i don't want porcelain. i want a plastic cup.

is there no one who can help me?
« Last Edit: January 27, 2009 07:38:17 AM by kmsmaverick » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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