Monday, 15 February 2016

coffee cosies

I made these coffee cosies just after the New Year and completely forgot to show you!  Mum had requested crochet versions for her and dad for when they're out and about, but I couldn't find a crochet version I liked.  I decided to sew them instead.

I chose suitable fabric - mum loves pigs, dad loves Notts County (a football team who play in black and white).  They are quilted in a simple grid.


I didn't follow a pattern, I used a cardboard sleeve that I'd swiped from a coffee shop as a template and just winged it.  Both are bound and I chose nice big buttons to fasten them.


Mum loves green as well as pink, so I chose green for the inside and binding.  Dad got different black and white prints.  I sewed the binding on by hand as I just can't do it on the machine and think that those of you who can have special superpowers.


Erm, seem to have taken loads of photos and can't think of anything else to say.


How about a flat one?



14 comments:

Ady said...

They are lovely, Wendy! What a great idea. I really like that black and white print with the wiggly bubble lines.

Sharon - creativity and family said...

They look great! I asked the girl in our quilt shop about sewing the binding using the stitch in the ditch method and she said the secret is LOADS of pins. Sew the first seam on the machine. Then fold it over so that it just covers the stitching. Pin it in place so the pins are about 1mm onto the edge then literally do this all around with one pin directly after another and machine, it works!!

margaret said...

these are a great idea I am sure they will be well used

Rachel said...

They've worked beautifully, I must say. And as for the superpowers - we all think someone else has superpowers, and fail to realise they may think the same about us!

Christine Barnsley said...

They are great Wendy and I bet they are very useful as well as pretty! Christine x

Renee said...

How fun!

Celtic Thistle said...

These are so much nicer than the cardboard covers and I am sure better at the job too!

Melody said...

Lovely gifts

Sandra :) said...

Those are cute - I'm sure your mom and dad loved 'em :D

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job! I think they look fantastic :D

LesleyAnn said...

CUTE! Love the piglets.

Ninu said...

great idea, good execution and beautiful prints!

Samantha said...

They're lovely! I knitted a bunch (and then felted them) as gifts some years back.

Jane Galley said...

love these, I'm sure they're well used