By: Leigh Ann Tennant of the Object Project
Using a CD case for the pattern, this simple sewing project is an easy way to use up fabric scraps. Summer brings long days, picnics, and sticky little hands! Skip the drip with these fun little, washable cozies.
Cotton and terry cloth scraps
Needle and thread
Rotary cutter and mat or scissors
Buttons or embroidery floss to embellish if desired
1. Using the CD case as a template, cut one square from the cotton and one square from the terry cloth. If you don’t want to cut around the CD case with the rotary cutter, you can trace the CD case onto the fabric and then use scissors to cut it out.
2. Place the squares right sides together and pin.
3. Using a 3/8” seam, sew around the square. Stop sewing about an inch from where you started, leaving a space. Trim the corners diagonally.
4. Reach inside the space you’ve created and turn the cozy right-side-out and press.
5. Using a ¼” seam, topstitch around the square, closing the turning space. This is the point at which you can embellish with buttons or embroidery.
6. Bring 2 sides of the square together, forming a triangle. A CD isn’t a perfect square, so it will not form a perfect triangle, and this is fine. Stitch through the layers of terry cloth in the seam, from the point of the triangle to about 3 inches up the side.
7. Insert an ice cream cone and enjoy! You can fold down the points of the triangle as you eat the cone.