A big part of Girl Scouting is camping and campfires. Often times at the end of the camping day, we make a campfire and sing songs. The temperatures are cool in the nighttime most of the year round so on the nights we are not making s’mores, we have a hot cocoa bar for the girls. Because they tend to get their cups mixed up, we had them make cup sleeves to use so they could always find their treat among the other and keep their fingers from getting too hot. They are adorable and so totally functional too.
To make them with your girls (or boys), you will need the following supplies:
Start by using the pattern to cut out the base of the sleeve. Then cut out your embellishment designs and stitch them close to the middle.
You can use a die-cut machine for the designs if you have one. Lots of these designs are from my collection with Ellison/Sizzix. This one uses the tree from the Badges collection and a tent that I cut freehand.
They are super darling with buttons. These buttons were used to create a rainbow with white felt clouds.
To get the sleeves to close around the cup, we used Velcro. It is a stick-on kind but I ran the sewing machine over it to make sure it stays secure over time. You could hand stitch it too if you are making these on the go or while you are at camp.
Girls are so proud when they create items that they actually use!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® 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.
Cheers to Girl Scouts and Getting Creative,