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Java Sleeves/Coffee Cozies

These sleeves are great! Store them in your purse or bag and when you go out for coffee, you won't need a coffee sleeve anymore. Save a few trees! Ideally it's best to bring our own cup too, though often times we forget, which is why these sleeves are fantastic. These are easily stored in a purse or bag and can be left there all the time. Here's how you make them:



  • Existing Cardboard Coffee Sleeve from a local coffee shop (this will be your pattern)
  • Some tracing paper
  • Scrap material (recycle used clothes or denim jeans!)
  • Batting
  • Velcro
  • Sewing machine or needle and thread


Take the cardboard sleeve and open it up carefully. Trace it onto the paper, then pin some material to it and cut out the pattern. You may use two different material types to do this. Sew the two pieces inside out leaving a little space for the batting. Put a layer of batting inside and sew it up. Place velcro on the ends to attach. You can also use buttons or snaps but velcro seems to work best and is easier. That's it! Feel free to adorn it with other pieces of material, buttons, patches or anything else you can think of!

Can't sew? You can reuse old socks to make these! Cut out the middle of a sock and use it as a coffee sleeve. Make sure the socks are rather thick though. Thermal ones are good! You can even dye the sock a cool colour and iron on patches to make it more interesting. You can also crochet or knit these coffee sleeves too!

Enjoy :)

Source: These are my own directions for making a coffee sleeve. The idea was taken from several places on the internet.

By Lisa from Halifax, NS


Java Sleeves/Coffee Cozies

If you want to use socks you could use one sock inside another by cutting the tops off and stitching the raw edges around the bottom. It would give more thickness. (12/07/2007)

By MartyD

Java Sleeves/Coffee Cozies

What a great idea. They would make great, inexpensive stocking stuffers! (12/07/2007)

By teachpad

Java Sleeves/Coffee Cozies

That's a great idea, I also when I get a drink carrier I use it to hold my avocados and other fruits and veggies that can become easily bruised. (12/08/2007)

By mrsdawn

Java Sleeves/Coffee Cozies

Here's a link to a picture of a knitted one. It looks very cute and personal. (10/06/2008)


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