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.
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.
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Sew the ‘Cool It' Can Cozy Pattern
- Insul-bright (or other similar insulating material)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)