Almost No-Sew Cup Cozy

By Jennifer Priest

Hot cocoa season is finally here in Southern California; it’s under 60 degrees F. All kidding aside, the fall and holiday season are one of my favorite times to enjoy hot drinks, from tea to cocoa to yummy coffees! I created this easy almost no-sew mug cozy you can use to get yourself into the holiday spirit and save your fingers from getting a little too warm.


Did you know that Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ is easy to die cut into shapes using a die cutting system like Sizzix Big Shot? I recently received a few adorable word dies from Sizzix and found that they cut Kunin Group felt beautifully!


This cup is almost no-sew because you’ll need to sew a button on the cozy. You can skip the button and use a hook and loop tape closure instead.

Here’s how to make an almost no-sew coffee cozy:

  1. Cut a piece of Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ to 3” wide and 12” long. Measure around the cup to make sure the strip of felt is at least 3” longer than the diameter of the cup.
  2. Sew a button to one end of the felt strip.
  3. Wrap the felt strip around the cup, overlapping the opposite end of the felt over the button end of the felt. Feel where the button is and pinch the overlapped felt over the button. Use scissors to snip a small opening in the felt.
  4. Slip the button into the opening in the opposite end of the felt. Cut more if needed.
  5. Die cut words from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ and glue to the cozy.
  6. Add pomp om trim to the top and bottom of the cozy with Aleene’s Felt and Foam Tacky Glue. Allow to dry.
  7. Trim the ends of the cozy with pinking shears for a decorative look.

Watch this quick video to see how I created this festive cozy from start to finish:



  • Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ in Red, Green
  • Aleene’s Felt and Foam Tacky Glue
  • Pom Pom Trim
  • Sizzix “JOY” Word Die
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Button
  • Westcott ExtremEdge Adjustable Tension Titanium Bonded Scissors, 8″ Bent

How would you customize this cozy for your favorite winter drinks?

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

See more projects like this, including a full holiday place setting created with Kunin Eco-Fi felt in 15 minutes, on my blog at Just JP.


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