DIY Insulated Mug Cozy

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I always need a cup of coffee to start my day. But sometimes, I’m too busy and end up with half a mug of lukewarm coffee after forgetting to drink it. For those days, I decided to create a little something extra to keep my coffee warm enough to drink when I finally get a chance. Now, I can get distracted, and still come back to a piping hot mug of my favorite morning pick-me-up. Perfect for those busy days when you need all the caffeine you can get.

What You Need:

What to Do:

Cut Fabric

Measure your mug and cut the fabric and batting to fit. The length of your fabric should be about an inch and a half shorter than the circumference and about an inch shorter than the height. I used a typical sized mug, and the dimensions were 9 x 3 1/2 inches.

Sew together

Pin all of the pieces together and sew around the edge about 1/4 inch in. Once it’s all sewn together, add your bias tape. The way you want to sew it on is entirely up to your own preferences and skill level. For more information about sewing on bias tape, and how to create neat corners, Prudent Baby has a few fantastic tutorials.

Tuck Elastic

Flip Elastic

Once you get to one of the short sides of your cozy, insert the elastic cording in a loop under the bias tape and fold it up before sewing the edge. Pin the elastic down.

Sew Elastic

Sew the tape on normally, but go back and forth over the elastic a few times for reinforcement.

Finished Sewing

Continue around the edge of the cozy and pull it out of the machine.

DIY Insulated Mug Cozy. Tutorial at

Attach a button onto the cozy on the opposite side from the elastic. I made sure the edge of the button was even with the edge of the bias tape.

Insulated Mug Cozy. Tutorial at

Add your cozy to your mug by threading the elastic through the mug handle and around the button. Enjoy your coffee when you get a break!

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About Joselyn

I'm Joselyn, the Marketing Manager for CreateForLess. Though knitting is my true crafty love, I've been experimenting with all kinds of products and techniques for as long as I can remember. I also love my dog Kirby, baking, going to the beach, and creating all kinds of ice cream flavors. I'm a Portland native who loves the rainy Northwest weather that gives me an excuse to stay inside with my coffee, a bunch of movies, and my knitting.

3 thoughts on “DIY Insulated Mug Cozy

  1. Gay Neff

    Thank you for the pictures and directions for this. Such a neat idea that’s also quick and easy. They would be a great “just because” gift.

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  6. Dan Parker

    Just what I need! These should be sold,on ebay, also at craft suppliers, home-made items for sale sites, but I haven’t found any yet. My coffee cups are different sizes, so the one I need will need to wrap different diameters and heights. Love it though.

  7. Findpureshop

    Very Nice Blog..!! Thank you for sharing this information with us. It is very useful and important information for those who are doing this work for the first time.

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