Hello and welcome!
It’s Julia from Inflorescence Designs! I’m so joyful you are visiting today. This week it is all about the beverages. Do you prefer hot or cold drinks OR a mix of the two? For today’s tutorial, I am showing you how to make your very own aluminum can cozies!
With the help of Liquid Vinyl, these cozies keep your hand from getting cold and work great as a way to distinguish your can from the next at the party! I have even included the measurements for the newer slim can design, which also fits most glass adult beverage bottles as well!
On top of all that these are GREAT SCRAP BUSTERS! They use minimal fabric as well as HeatnBond Fusible Fleece scraps. Enjoy!
Drink Cozy Made with HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
- HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl
- Thermoweb Pressing Paper or Parchment Paper
- HeatnBond Fusible Fleece
- Fabric: I used scrap fabric I had on hand, approximately 6 1/2″ square for the slim design and 5 1/2″ for the regular can. See the pattern for exact measurements.
- Soft Bristle Brush
- Basic Sewing Notions
- Oliso Iron
Begin by cutting out the fabric and fusible fleece according to the pattern and size of cozy you want. Next, trim out the bottom corners of both the fabric and fusible fleece. Trim 1″.for the regular cozy and 3/4″ for the slim.
Important Note: The photos below are for the regular size can measurements.
Adhere the fusible fleece to the outer main fabric on the wrong side.
Apply HeatnBond Liquid Vinyl to the outer and lining fabrics (right side facing up). Protect your workspace with a non-stick surface such as HeatnBond Pressing Paper, parchment paper or a silicone craft mat.
- Paint on a thin layer of Liquid Vinyl using a soft-bristled paintbrush or foam brush; rinse the brush and wipe off the rim of the jar before recapping.
- Let fabric dry 30-45 minutes.
- Preheat the iron to medium heat, with no steam.
- Place fabric on top of parchment paper or a non-stick pressing sheet on a firm, heat-proof surface (not an ironing board) and cover with HeatnBond Pressing Paper. Press for 45 seconds, moving the iron slightly. For larger pieces, slightly overlap areas until the entire surface has been pressed.
- Repeat Steps 1-4 to apply additional coats of Liquid Vinyl, pressing after each coat.
Important Note: We are only doing ONE coat of Liquid Vinyl for this project.
Place the outer fabric pieces right sides together. Sew along both sides and the bottom using a 1/4″ seam. For the lining, sew one side and the bottom completely across. On one side, leave an opening for turning in the middle.
Pinch the open corners together. Sew a 1/4 seam to close the corners. Do this for both the outer fabric and the lining.
Turn the outer fabric right side out. Insert the outer fabric into the lining fabric. Align the side seams. Going very slow, sew a 1/4″ seam along the entire top of the can cozy.
Once done sewing, turn the can cozy right side out through the opening in the lining. Sew the lining closed by hand stitching or using your sewing machine.
Once the opening is closed, stuff the lining into the outer fabric. Finish your can cozy by slowly top-stitching around the top.
Fabric Cozy Wrap Video Tutorial
Thank you for visiting today! Come back soon to see what else will be starting to bloom with Inflorescence Designs!
Starting to bloom by choosing JOY ~ Julia