Cool It Can Cozy Pattern

Perfect gift for guys, gals and geeks. Make your own can cozy pattern. Use funky fabrics and make these for everyone you know!

 

Do you remember that waterproof can coaster I made for my husband for Valentines Day?  It’s a hit and he uses it everyday.  He loves it, because he no longer gets nagged at for leaving wet rings all over the table and I love it just because he uses it.  Aww.

Sew waterproof coasters, made using iron on vinyl.I thought it would be nice to make him something to go with it. I had some Insul-Bright left over from the pot holders and oven mitts, and was looking for something else to do with it.  An insulated can cozy that will keep his can cold longer, and it soaks up the condensation too – double win.  This has been another hit – he uses it all the time.  Makes me happy.  Makes him happy.  Can’t get a better sewing project than that!

I even made a load more for when we have guests.  Some for girls, some for guys and some for the geeks.  Use the right fabric, and this becomes an easy to sew gift for anyone.

The Cool It Can Cozy is the Caribbean equivalent of the coffee cozy! Even better, its really quick and easy to sew as well.

Sew the ‘Cool It’ Can Cozy Pattern

Materials:

  • Fabric
  • Insul-bright (or other similar insulating material)
  • Thread

How to sew an insulated can cozy.  Could keep a beer cold, and makes cans easy for kids to hold too.

Cut a piece of fabric 10 inches by 8.5 inches.  If you are using a directional pattern, the 10 inches goes around the can.

Cut a piece of Insul-bright, or other thermal lining material, 10 inches by 4 inches.

Press a 1/4 inch seam to the wrong side along both of the 10 inch edges of the fabric.

How to sew an insulated can cozy.  Could keep a beer cold, and makes cans easy for kids to hold too.

Place the Insul-Bright against the wrong side, tucked into the bottom turn up. Pin it in place along the bottom.

With right sides together, sew the two 8.5 inch sides together with a 1/2 inch seam, catching the liner. Trim away the excess liner at the seams.

How to sew an insulated can cozy.  Could keep a beer cold, and makes cans easy for kids to hold too.

Turn down the top of the fabric so the pressed edges meet.  Pin in place.

It’s going to be a bit awkward, but sew a seam along the bottom to close those edges. Take it slowly.  Repeat along the top edge to match.

Perfect gift for geeks. Make your own can cozy pattern.  Use funky fabrics and make these for everyone you know!

It’s done, a can cozy that’s out of this world and perfect for the man or the geek in your life!

Slip over your can and enjoy a cool drink, for longer.

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If you have one of those machines that does embroidery, I think this is the ideal project for that.  Embroider on a name, a sports logo or a funny slogan to make it really unique and a great gift.  You could run up a whole bunch of these later in the year for stocking-stuffers for the guys and gals too.  Pin it, so you don’t forget!

Or download this tutorial to your computer to save it for later.

(If you want Star Wars fabrics, there are 3 to choose from at Lemon Tree Fabrics)

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15 Responses to Cool It Can Cozy Pattern

  1. Agy says:

    This is a great idea. I hate having to wipe up all this water on the coffee table after the boys have finished their canned drinks!

  2. Diane in SC, USA says:

    Thank you for posting this far enough ahead of Father’s Day so that I can actually make a couple! Vey nice idea…

  3. Sami says:

    Super cute, what a great gift idea. Thanks for the tutorial

  4. I need a couple of these for sure :) Thanks for the pattern and how to!

  5. I will need to make some of these before summer!

  6. katiasafia says:

    c’est une aidé géniale

  7. Daniela says:

    That is a great idea, I wonder how it will be to make a babies bag with the same concept. Then I can take Owen to the park to have lunch!

  8. Wonderful tutorial, thank you for sharing.

  9. A great idea, Deby and so easy to make. No more condensation on tables.

  10. Okay, this is genius, there are so few things that I can craft that I can legitimately see my dad using, but he uses cozies every day! Thanks for the awesome Christmas gift idea!

  11. Angela Mager says:

    This is fantastic! I’m so excited to have found your site. LOVE it!

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