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Monday, September 13, 2010

Cutest Sleeve on the Block

Hi Everyone!
I am over the MOON with how today's project turned out!  Now if you read my blog, you know I am not a sewer..want to be...but not! So I cheat and use a glue gun! One day I'll take a sewing class, when I have time! But who knows when that will be!  Anyways....I've seen on a lot of sewing blog ladies making cute coffee cup sleeves, well I wanted to make one too..but the trick was doing it no sew!  As soon as I saw the new SU! Holiday Mini and the AWESOME new Fabrics we have and Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, I knew what I was going to make!  This is it! My Cutest Sleeve on the Block for my take out coffee cups!  Just like we all now bring our reusable grocery bags with us shopping, now I'm going to bring my reusable coffee sleeve with me when I'm getting my coffee! Every little bit helps, right!
 Now I want everyone to help out the planet, so I thought a FREE tutorial would be nice!   This is an all SU! Project, and the SUPPLIES you will need are:
Deck the Halls Fabric & Buttons, Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet (OMG I LOVE THESE), , Trim XL Die, ( ALL on page 16-17 of the Holiday Mini which you can down load on your right), Big Shot, Circle #2 Die ,5/16" Brad, Early Espresso C/S 12x12, Craft & Paper Scissors; 2 Cardboard coffee cup sleeve from your favorite coffee house! Check your recycle box ! And you will need a hot glue gun.

1. Open up your coffee sleeve, trace with chalk on the back side of your fabric a slightly bigger shape then your sleeve; you need enough to wrap around your sleeve, so at least an 1" bigger.
2. Now cut out your fabric with your Craft & Paper scissors; THESE ARE A MUST for fabric, they are the same quality as a good pair of fabric scissors! Mine NEVER touch paper, they are only used for fabric and ribbon!
3.Next place your fabric, back side down in your Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet; follow direction on package. These stuff transfers adhesive to your project for you to apply to paper.   TIP I actually used my Decor Elements applicator as I found it worked better on such a large surface.  SU! Does sell the Fabric Adhesive Roll as well, but I was too lazy to go up stairs to get my iron! This worked well as I was putting it onto paper.
4. Once the adhesive is transferred onto your fabric, pull away and carefully put on your table (it is now super sticky) and center your cardboard sleeve on top of your sticky fabric.  Start with the big edges and fold over to the back; do your sides next.  Trim off any excess in the corners.

5. Now take your 2nd sleeve and place it inside your fabric one; you are going use this as a guide to seal your fabric sleeve with a hot glue gun.  Apply Hot Glue to the edge and fold over and hold for a few seconds.
6. Once dry, remove 2nd sleeve. Thread up a Deck the Halls button with Linen Thread and glue down to cover seem.
7. To decorate it; I cut a Early Espresso 12x12 C/S with the Big Shot and Trim XL Die and adhered it with the Multipurpose adhesive. Just follow the simple direction on the package! 2 seconds work! And to make the lollipop flowers, I cut the other two fabric patters from Deck the Halls Designer Fabric(you get 3 patters in one package for $12.50, each piece is 28"x 18") with the #2 Circles Die and the big shot.  I also threw in a piece of sparkly tulle (non su!); I glue gunned each layer of circles and squished the fabric to gather it while the glue was hot.  Used my Crop a Dile to punch a hole and added a neutrals brad in Very Vanilla!
DONE!  Now one thing I forgot was to make the inside pretty, you may want to finish it off on the inside

Hope you like it and your inspired to make your own. I'd love to see what you make; please link it up in the comment section! Your comments are appreciated!


Sharon said...

OMG! This is just the cutesy ever! Thankyou for the free tutorial! I'm not a sewer and how vowed that I will take a class when I get time too. You have inspired me to make one. Thanks.

Kristy said...

Too cute!!

Robin Merriman said...

LOVE this so much! Thanks for the step by step - it's awesome! I am SO doing this for my downline meeting on Saturday! WooHoo!!

Young and Crafty said...

These turned out so cute! If I drank coffee I'd be making myself one!

Hannah @

P.S. I have to delete them b/c they weren't made with scrapbook paper!! :/

Kay Kalthoff said...

OMG, Dawn! This is AMAZING!! You just made my day!! I wasn't even sure if I was going to order the fabric as I really HATE to sew. But, I drink a LOT of coffee and a LOT of iced coffee! THIS will what I do with my fabric! HUGS!

PhotoDivaJ said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the instructions. I know what I'm making for Christmas. Your blog is beautiful!