Tuesday, March 13, 2018

How to Sew a Coffee Sleeve - Tutorial Tuesday

Homemade Coffee Sleeve from Fabric Sewing Project
I'm not a coffee drinker. Never have been and never will be. But hubby? Oh, yeah. While he loves his coffee, he has sensitive fingertips. He can't stand holding anything hot for long. So you'd think I would have made today's tutorial for him, right? I'm not sure he'll be thrilled with the fabric used so I guess not. But maybe, if he's good, I'll make him his own. But is it called a coffee sleeve or a cozy? Not a clue.

For this project you will need:
Disclosure: Deb's Days is a participant in affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to affiliated sites. This means that, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. Your purchase helps support my work in bringing you new sewing and crafting content.

An updated pattern - made with a button and hair tie instead - is now available in my Etsy shop as a digital download with the written directions, step-by-step photos, and printable template. Click to get your copy today!

Looking for a coaster for your coffee cup instead? Check out some of my other projects!

You can find the step-by-step how to tutorial for the homemade fabric coffee sleeve sewing project here:

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sew-In Sunday

“A person who is interrupted while performing a task takes 50% more time to complete it and make 50% more errors.” 
― David Brooks

I was thinking about this today. Every day - even on Sundays - I go to "work". I go into the sewing room, shut the door, and put on my headphones. Some days I work on figuring out measurements for patterns. Some days I film tutorials. Some days I get things listed on eBay. Some days I narrate the Cruising with Confidence book. (It's going to be on Audible soon. So exciting!) Some days I write. And sometimes those things all happen on the same day. Yes, it's a 40+ hour a week job.

Hubby is pretty good about leaving me alone. He knows I will leave for work by 9:00 a.m. and will come out for a yogurt around noon. Then I head back to work until Dr. Phil comes on at 3:00. At 4:00 hubby heads for a nap and I head back to work until about 6:30 p.m. Now with the baby kitties my work schedule is all over the place. It seems to take a lot more focus to work on a project. It took me what seemed like forever to figure out measurements for my next projects.
 Even one of the kitties got tired and gave up.