Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Snowman Coffee Cosy

Blogger is playing up on me today, so I just hope this turns out OK!
Here is my last minute Christmas sewing project.
A Snowman coffee pot cosy.

I made it using the Go! Holiday Accessories die, and using felt meant that there were no edges to worry about.

Here are the instructions:
First of all measure around your coffee pot and measure the height aswell.
Mine measured approximately 14" x 6 1/2", so I cut out a two pieces of black fabric 14 1/2" x 7" to include seam allowances, one for the background and one for the backing.
I used my Accuquilt Go! Baby to cut out the snow men and accessories. The felt cuts perfectly and those snowballs were a dream to make!
Use embroidery thread and a running stitch to stitch the snowmen in place. I had some sparkly embroidery thread in my stash which worked out really well against the felt! (Although it doesn't show up so well in the photos!)

Next place the backing fabric on top of the snowmen, right sides together.

Sew around the outside using a 1/4" seam, leave a 6" gap in the bottom and trim the corners

Turn it inside out and place a piece of insulated wadding inside the cosy.

Pin the seam in place and hand sew up the gap in the cosy. Quilt around the outside of the snowmen, just to keep the wadding in place.

Cut out two strips of felt 1 1/4" x 4".
On both strips, make a button hole at one of the ends.
Sew the strips in place using buttons. Sew on two buttons on the opposite sides.

There you have it a speedy Snowman Coffee Cosy!

Just in time for Christmas..