Singer Coffee Cosy

Coffee Cosy

This coffee cosy is a great gift for mum or dad. You can choose fabric that suits their interests to personalise.

Skill Level:Confident Beginner

Skills Learned: Straight Stitch, creating your own pattern, Using the button sewing foot, Trimming seam allowances

Shopping List:

  • Tall Take Away Coffee Cup (empty)
  • 5mm Elastic approx. 10cm long
  • Scrap fabric 2 colours. Amount determined by your template.
  • White Button
  • 1 Piece of wadding same amount as fabric
  • co-ordinating thread

Making your template

  1. Hopefully you have enjoyed a hot beverage in the tall Take Away Coffee cup. Once it is empty remove the cardboard coffee cosy.
  2. Cut the label to the width you would like the coffee cosy to be. We made ours 5cm + 1cm for seam allowance. You now have your template.
  3. Use this template to cut out 2 x fabric pieces (one of each colour) and one piece of wadding.


    1. Place your two chosen fabrics right sides together. Place on top of the piece of wadding so that all pieces line up. Pin.Coffee Cosy Step 1
  1. Fold the elastic in half with the ends of the elastic overlapping the fabric by about 1.5cm. Pin onto one end of the coffee cosy.
  2. Sew a straight stitch around the shape, with a 1cm seam allowance. Leave an opening to turn the coffee cosy right way out. Then double back on the elastic to make sure it is secure.
  3. Trim all of the corners.
  4. Turn it the right way out by pushing the inside through the spot that wasn’t sewed.
  5. Press.
  6. Slip-stitch the opening shut.
  7. Fold the coffee cosy around empty take away cup and mark with a pin where the elastic loop goes to on the other side.
  8. Install the button sewing foot on your machine.
  9. Place the button under the presser foot where you placed the pin.Coffee Cosy step 10
  1. Switch your sewing machine to Zig-zag stitch. Use the hand wheel to make sure the needle will go through each hole in the button. If it does not adjust the stitch width until it does.
  2. Sew the button in place.
  3. Your coffee cosy is now complete!