Fabric Mug Cozy Tutorial

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Hi there! Bev from Flamingo Toes here!

I just love the convenience and ease of giving gift cards – but there’s a part of me that just wants to add a little something personal too. That’s what I love about these mug cozies – they go perfectly with a simple mug and a Starbucks gift card for a great gift! And let’s face it, this time of year I am always running behind on time. But it takes hardly any time at all to whip up this easy and cute fabric mug cozy. You can even take the extra step of adding a little sassy embroidery for a bit more fun.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

I have a free mug cozy pattern for you that works great for regular size mugs or for travel mugs! This travel mug cozy doesn’t have any embroidery but I dressed it up with a little mini pom pom trim.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Since I love all things vintage, I used these pretty vintage fabrics and buttons. But the pattern would be great in any fun print. Or you could do something creative and repurpose an old sweater!

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Here’s what you’ll need for this Fabric Mug Cozy Tutorial:

  • 12″ x 4″ piece of fabric for outside
  • 12″ x 4 piece of lining fabric
  • 12″ x 4″ piece of fusible fleece
  • embroidery thread, disappearing marking pen, hoop, and needle (optional)
  • elastic hair tie
  • large button
  • Mug Cozy Pattern

If you are adding embroidery, do that first. Trace your cozy pattern on your fabric and your embroidery phrase with a disappearing marking pen. Pop your fabric into an embroidery hoop.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Embroider your phrase with a simple back stitch. You can find embroidery stitch instructions here.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Cut out your outside fabric, lining and fleece. Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the outside fabric.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Fold your hair tie elastic so that it is pinched about 1/3 for the end. Place the end so that the larger amount faces into the main part of the cozy. Sew over the tie slowly 1/4″ from the edge.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

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Place the outer fabric and lining right sides together and sew around all the sides with a 3/8″ seam allowance, but leave an opening in the bottom center about 2″ long. Clip the corners.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Turn the cozy right side out and press. Sew around the cozy just inside the edge.  Sew a large button onto the side of the cozy opposite the elastic. Using an awesome vintage button is optional but highly preferred. 🙂

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Wrap your new cozy around your favorite mug and you are good to go!

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

For the yellow cozy, I followed the same steps, I just left off the embroidery. Before I sewed the front and lining together, I sewed the pom pom trim to the outside of the cozy with the pom poms pointing to the center. Use a 3/8″ seam allowance for this small trim.

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Easy and Cute Fabric Mug Cozy tutorial. This would make the perfect little gift and you can even put it with some hot chocolate!

Such an easy and cute gift!

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LOVE these cozies, Bev! SO cute and they’d make great gift ideas. THANKS!!

For more great creations from Bev, be sure to check out Flamingo Toes, and for more information about her go HERE.

And, for more great ideas from her on the site, check out:

Easy 15 Minute DIY Skirt tutorial on { lilluna.com } Super quick to make and best part, you can choose your own fabric and grab some elastic and basic sewing supplies and you're set.

15-Minute DIY Skirt Tutorial 

Rhinestone and Bead Bracelet Tutorial - perfect for mom on Mother's Day! Super easy to make, too!!

Rhinestone and Bead Bracelet

Easy DIY 30 Minute Apron Tutorial - a cute gift idea or project! { lilluna.com } Few supplies needed to make this adorable skirt!

30-Minute Apron Tutorial

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Bev McCullough
Hi! I love sharing projects, ideas and tutorials over at my blog, Flamingo Toes. You can find jewelry, sewing, embroidery and other random crafty things, as well as the occasional photo bombing cat.
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  1. 1

    Ohmygosh soooo cute, Bev!! This is darling!

  2. 2

    So cute 🙂 Pinned.

  3. 3

    So cute, Bev! I love this as an extra personal touch to a gift card gift. Great idea!!

  4. 4

    I absolutely LOVE this gift idea, I’m definitely pinning it to our gift board and maybe I will try this during the fall or holiday season this year, perfect (also the “so hot” is adorable).
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