Well, this is it…the last Coffee Sleeve of the Month. These have been so much fun for me over the last year, and I hope you’ve enjoyed some of them too. Not wanting to slip out of this series quietly, I saved the best for last. I also cheated a little and instead of a single coffee sleeve I made two, but how could I split this couple up?
To make both of these sleeves, you’ll need this pattern (printed at full size), InsulBrite, white fabric, black fabric, 1/4” wide white ribbon, 5/8” wide black ribbon, ten white 1/4” grommets, a white button (1/2 – 1”), a black button same size, three 1/4” white buttons, 3” of white elastic cord and 3” of black elastic cord. Tie or sew the ends of each piece of elastic together to create loops.
We’ll start with the groom. Cut out the larger pattern piece from the white fabric, the two bat-shaped pieces from black and flip the larger piece over and cut from black for the back. Also cut a piece of InsulBrite using the larger pattern.
Stitch the three small white buttons onto the white piece at the marks on the pattern.
Fold the two black bat pieces in half with wrong sides together. Press the fold.
Fold at the tip at the top of each piece, tapering down to the bottom point, as shown. Press the folds.
Layer the pieces, starting with the InsulBrite. Lay the white piece on top with the buttons facing up, then the two folded black pieces. Center the elastic on the right and add a tag on the left.
Lay the back piece on top, right side down, then pin everything in place. Stitch around with a 1/4” seam allowance, leaving a couple of inches open at the bottom to one side for turning.
Clip the corners and turn right side out. Press and top stitch near the edge. I left the top stitching off in the white section.
Make the bowtie by cutting a 4” piece and a 1 1/2” piece of the 5/8” wide ribbon. Loop the large piece with the ends at the back. Wrap the smaller piece around and stitch at the back. Sew it onto the sleeve by hand or machine.
Sew the black button in place where the elastic reaches and wrap around a cup.
Now our groom needs a bride. Cut out the large piece, the two smaller pieces and the large piece flipped over from the white fabric. I chose to use a lace for the two smaller pieces on mine. Also cut the InsulBrite from the large piece.
Fold the two small pieces in half with right sides together. Press the fold.
Mark the spots for the grommets as shown on the pattern near the folds. Apply the grommets according to package instructions.
Layer the pieces, beginning with the InsulBrite. Add the large white piece on top of that. Lay the two small pieces on top of that, right side up. Center the elastic on the right and the tag on the left.
Lay the backing on, right side down, and pin in place. Stitch around the edge with a 1/4” seam, leaving a couple of inches open at the bottom to one side for turning. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Top stitch close to the edge all the way around.
Cut 36” of the white ribbon (longer if you’d like it to be a little easier to tie at the end). Starting at the top, lace up like a pair of shoes.
When you reach the bottom, tie a bow. Stitch the white button where the elastic reaches. Slip onto a cup.
After this last year of coffee sleeves, it just feels right that these two are wrapping it all up.
And I think I know just the couple, in the midst of wedding plans, that can use this set.