I was cleaning up some stuff in my sewing room recently, and I came across my pattern for this Santa’s belt coffee cozy. I’ve made several of these over the last few years, but I realized I’d never shared it here! I think I held it back because it was around the time of my coffee cozy series, and I was afraid you were cozied-out. Now that I’ve waited an appropriate amount of time (right?), let’s make a new one!
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To make this you’ll need:
fabric for back (could be one of the above, or a holiday print)
5/8 - 1” button
Cut the pattern pieces from the appropriate fabrics. We’ll cut the fabric back and InsulBright later so we can make sure they match the front perfectly.
Stitch pieces 5 and 7 to piece 6. Press the seams toward 6. You’re stitching some curves together in the next few steps, so take it slow and bend the fabric to your will.
Stitch pieces 4 and 8 to the 5+6+7 section. Press seams toward 4 and 8.
Stitch pieces 1 and 3 to piece 2. Press the seams toward 2.
Stitch pieces 9 and 11 to piece 10. Press the seams toward 10.
Stitch the 1+2+3 section to the 4+5+6+7+8 section. Press the seam toward 4.
Stitch the 9+10+11 section to the 4+5+6+7+8 section. Press the seam toward 8.
Press the entire thing well. Use it as a pattern to cut out the InsulBright. Flip it face down onto the backing fabric and use it as a pattern to cut that as well.
Tie the two ends of the elastic cord together by wrapping with thread and tying off to create a loop.
Lay out the InsulBright, and top with the belt, right side up. Center the elastic loop on the right end with the loop to the inside.
Lay the backing fabric on top, right side down. Pin the layers together. Stitch around with a 1/4” seam, leaving 2 1/2” open at the bottom edge of piece 11. Back stitch a couple of times as you sew over the elastic.
Clip the corners. Turn right side out. Press, turning in the opening.
Topstitch near the edge around the two side sections and the black inside the buckle, leaving the buckle itself without stitching. You can also stitch both sides of the black belt, as you can see here on the back.
Pull the two ends of the cozy together as you would to put it on a cup. Mark the spot the elastic loop reaches without stretching it.
Stitch the button on at the mark.
I feel like this one is festive, but a little grown up. Perfect for your holiday trips to the coffee shop!