In case you didn’t know…August is pretty much almost over. School is in session for pretty much everyone at this point and whether you are attending school yourself or getting up early to send your little ones off to school, you are likely drinking a lot more hot coffee than you did during the summer.
Because of your increase in hot coffee consumption, you are now at a major risk for one of the greatest first world problems:
Come on. Admit it. We’ve all been here. You go in to StarBuckle or the Java Palace or whatever and order your favorite drink (white peppermint mocha, no whip). It’s ready in no time, but when you reach to pick up that sweet perfection, the cup is ON FIRE. It’s so hot that the little paper sleeve is a joke.
Luckily, I have a quick solution to this problem just in time for the Pumpkin Spice Latte season to begin!
Step 1: Gather your supplies.
You’re going to need:
- A Lonely Sock
- *Optional: Pins, Thread, Needle/Sewing Machine
When choosing your socks, you’re going to want to use socks that have an ankle part to them. Crew cut socks are not going to really work for this. I used sock that have long been missing their mates, were adorable, and were freshly washed! The foot part isn’t really important, so if you’re got a sock that has a hole there, don’t worry about it! The part that goes around your ankle is the part of the sock that needs to be in good condition.
Step 2: Cut the sock part way down.
Basically, I just visually judged where I wanted to cut the sock. For the snow man, I wanted to keep the snow flake stripe included, but you can make them as long or as short as you find convenient or aesthetically pleasing.
Step 3: Put it on your coffee cup and go!
That’s it! Slide the sock over the coffee cup and enjoy not burning your hands!
Now…if you want to get REALLY crafty, you can basically hem the bottom. This can give your cozy a bit more protection from the ends unravelling. It can also just make it look nicer if you are giving one to a friend!
Step 4: Flip the sock inside out.
Step 5: Fold the edge up about 1/2 inch and pin in place.
Step 6: Hand sew or use a sewing machine to stitch around the edge about 1/4 inch.
I used my sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, you can hand sew the edge. You won’t need it to be very tight, since you’ll want to keep the stretch of the fabric. Zig zag stitch if you’re using a machine.
Step 7: Flip right side out and you’re done!
And that’s it! Thanks for joining me on another fun upcycling project! Don’t forget to use #omnibusjournal to show us your lonely sock cozies!! I made these three but I’d love to see what colors and patterns of socks you used!