Keep Me Warm

I know that I get easily ‘distracted’ when it comes to sewing. I have a tendency to work on a project, see something that I have to make, then shove it aside to work on the new item – this is how my UFO (Un-Finished Objects) pile grows… and this is how my latest project came into being. Partners were assigned in the Keep Me Warm Swap last night and I was inspired to make this coffee cuff after ‘stalking’ my partner. Essentially I used an interfaced layer of fabric for the exterior and a piece of Jiffy Grip (that bumpy stuff you use for non-skid soles of slippers and kids footed pajamas) for the underside (with a layer of fusible interfacing in between) – this should keep the cuff from slipping off the cup while you’re drinking. The finished cuff is held together by an elastic band and large button.

I have to say, these are so easy to make and so cute – if I had more family members that drank coffeeteahot chocolate, I’d make them some… although this time I might give this design a whirl.

With that said, it’s time to get back to my Sunday Sling – it’s almost finished and I am determined that it will not become a UFO. How is every else’s New Year’s sewing going?

6 thoughts on “Keep Me Warm

  1. Beth

    Ooooo! Look at the new cool changes to your blog/website, Stacy!!!

    Have to go hunting online; I saw a really cute cup wrap that used Insul-brite to keep the warmth in.

    So far, the flannel jammie pants are done but the top proved more of a challenge — between the layout instructions and the “short” fabric problem (42 inches instead of 44/45!), I ended up cutting out the body of the shirt with the original flannel, and the sleeves from a coordinating solid color. I’m at that fun stage of pinning like crazy to get the sleeves to fit onto the body.

    1. Stacy

      Bummer about the fabric, although I do love contrasting sleeves, etc. Hopefully the fabric is all shrunk up now and won’t do it after you sew it up. I was contemplating making a pair of pjs – I’ll have to remember to get extra yardage!

  2. CGCouture

    L.O.V.E. the new blog design! I too, have SADD (sewing ADD) and have trouble focusing on one project at a time. One of my new Year’s resolutions was to do a better job about this though, and I even have it written on my project board to “stay focused”. LOL!

    1. Stacy

      I’ve had that one on my list, too and don’t seem stick to it very well. I’ve done better, but I think it’s only because I’ve been working on projects that don’t take as long to complete (days instead of weeks).

    1. Stacy

      Web design is sort of one of his hobbies – he enjoys playing around with them when he has time. I’m very thankful that he likes it!

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