It’s almost February, which means love is in the air. We all know someone whose love for coffee lasts all year, so why not give them a gift to encourage that addiction?
For this month’s coffee sleeve, I decided to get back to the reversible option that I started out with. This one looks a little complicated because there are so many corners, but they’re all straight lines, so it’s really just a lot of pivoting. For you new sewists out there, be sure your needle is down in the fabric when you lift your presser foot to make a corner.
To make this sleeve, you’ll need this pattern, a small piece of interfacing (if you intend to embellish the heart at all), a 3” piece of elastic cord, InsulBrite and two buttons. Cut one of each pattern piece from fabric, then flip the pattern over to cut the piece for the back.
Apply the interfacing to the back of the front heart. Add embroidery, applique, buttons or whatever trim you’d like. I just embroidered using a font I had on my computer and a back stitch.
Stitch the ends of the arrow to the sides of the heart for the front and back. Also stitch or tie the two ends of the elastic cord together.
Press the seams away from the hearts. Using the front side as a pattern, cut a piece of InsulBrite to match.
Layer the pieces with the front section right side up with the elastic centered on the arrow and the loop to the inside.
Lay the back section, right side down over the top, then the InsulBrite on top of that. Pin in place.
Stitch around the edge with a 1/4” seam. Leave one section of the end open for turning. Clip all the corners.
Turn right side out. Use a pointy tool to push out all the corners, being careful not to poke through the fabric.
Press, turning in the opening.
Top stitch around the edge of the entire sleeve and down each side of the heart.
Make a mark 1” from the end of the arrow and centered in the middle. Stitch the two buttons at that mark, slipping a toothpick under each button.
Ready to give to your Valentine.
And don’t forget, when they’re tired of that side, there’s another one to use!