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Fabric Coffee Sleeve Pattern



Add flair to your coffee or tea cup with a fabric sleeve made from your favorite fabrics. The sleeve not only helps insulate your drink, but also cuts down on single-use cardboard sleeves. This project is so easy, which makes it a fun gift to make for other coffee-lovers in your life!


We've shared some favorite tools and a video tutorial below, so keep reading!


Pattern Details

  • Finished sleeve: fits a 16-20 fl. oz. cup

  • Techniques used: Basic sewing methods

  • Difficulty: Intermediate



Our Favorite Supplies for Fabric Coffee Sleeves

Here's a list of the materials and tools we use to make a fabric coffee sleeve.


Insul-Bright Batting: This insulated lining reflects heat or cold back to the source, making it an ideal material for coffee sleeves. It helps keeps your drink hot or cold, as well as protects hands.



Air-Erasable Marker: Mark cutting or sewing lines on fabric with this fine-tip fabric marker. The marked lines will disappear naturally after a few days or you can use the eraser to get rid of the marks immediately.



50 wt. Aurifil Thread: This 100%-cotton thread is low-lint and comes in a variety of colors. We suggest getting a neutral color (such as cream or light gray) that will blend with a variety of colors, so you don't need to switch thread between projects.



Wonder Clips: This pin alternative holds bulky layers in place and is easy to remove when sewing. You can also use these clips to hold binding in place while sewing!



Hera Marker: A hera marker makes it easy to mark your sleeve for quilting. We use our hera markers to mark quilting lines on our quilts and diagonal lines on triangle-squares, too!




Video Tutorial

Lindsay walks you through making a fabric coffee sleeve!




If you make a fabric coffee sleeve, be sure to share them on social media using the hashtags #HappyHourStitches and #HHSCoffeeSleeve.


Thanks for joining us for "happy hour",

Lindsay and Elizabeth


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