Monday, July 27, 2015
Java Jacket: Free Pattern
I'm more of a make-your-coffee-at-home kind'a gal, but I have friends who swear by coffee shop coffee. So this one is for all of you...
2 -- 6” x 13” fabric (front/back)
1 -- 6” x 13” fusible fleece
1 -- 3½” piece hook and loop tape
Get PATTERN here. (Don't "fit" it when you print - either print Actual Size or Scale 100%). Cut pattern out. You might want to transfer the markings to cardboard - it's easier to trace.
Here we go...
1. Fuse fusible fleece to back of front piece (following manufacturer's directions).
2. Using pattern, cut out front and back pieces.
3. With RST, line up along bottom (shorter edge). Using a 1/4" seam, sew together.
4. Line up other side (creating a tube). Using a 1/4" seam, sew together.
5. At one shorter end, flatten fabric as shown. Try to keep it evenly distributed.
6. Using a 1/4" seam, sew this closed.
7. Repeat for the other side..EXCEPT... leave a 2" opening.
DO NOT CLIP CORNERS!!
8. Turn right side out and press flat.
9. At opening, tuck in the excess fabric and press flat.
10. Sew around the perimeter of the Java Jacket, staying close to the edge. You will sew the opening closed.
Here it is!
11. Sew one side of hook and loop tape to the back. Keep it close to the end!
12. Flip it to the front. Sew other piece of hook and loop tape to the front. Note the placement! It's about 1" from the end at the top and about 1/2" at the bottom.
If you are unsure about the circumference of the cup, wrap the Java Jacket around the cup and, using a fabric marker, draw a line at the end.
Does your favorite coffee drinker use a loyalty card? Why not add a pocket!?
Jazz it up with a machine embroidery designs. Just head to Embroideries and search "COFFEE" - some are free, most are really inexpensive.
And here's a free pattern for an easy-to-make round zippered pouch. No, you don't have to cut circles!!