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« on: August 09, 2009 09:23:34 AM »

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.)
-Measuring tape
-sewing gauge
-tailor's chalk
-iron on transfer
-crochet hook
-sewing machine

First, measure the circumference of the can and the height of the can.
Measurements for my Cozy
8.25"(Circumference)x 6.75"
-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 Grin
-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 Smiley
-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 Smiley

C&C always welcome!
« Last Edit: January 19, 2010 08:04:54 PM by BonEsInspired » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2009 09:48:52 AM »

Great job!  It looks lovely, and re-using the fabric was perfect for this.
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2009 11:30:27 AM »

LOVE THIS!! i have an ohm tattoo on my wrist! great idea!
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