I have no idea where the word "koozie" came from, but you've all seen them and probably own some!
This tutorial is for one you make yourself. It's a cute little quickly sewn project that dresses up that bottled water or soda can and makes it cute enough for a picnic!
If you're suffering from the heat where you live, like a lot of the country, you know that the minute you take a cold bottle out in the hot air, you have condensation. This will soak up the extra water droplets for you and give it a little insulation.
Although I give you measurements for the one I made, you may want to measure your bottle or soda can to be sure it will fit. Just leave 1/2" extra length so you can sew 1/4" seams.
|1. You will need an outer fabric, batting, and lining fabric. Cut pieces that are 4" x 9" and 2" x 3" out of each. This will be your "top" and "bottom" pieces.|
|2. Place lining and outer fabric right sides together with the batting on the bottom. Do this for both sets - both top and bottom.|
|3. For the bottom set, sew around three sides, leaving one shorter side open.|
|4. Turn this piece right side out.|
|5. Pin between the lining and outer fabric in the center along the bottom. Pin the open end to the bottom of the seam. You will catch this in the bottom seam. Sew both long sides together using a 1/4" seam. (Leave the ends open.) Turn right side out.|
|6. Fold in half with outer fabric inside. Sew along the open edge using a 1/4" seam.|
|7. Whip stitch the loose end of the bottom to the opposite side of the top. Turn right side out.|
|8. At this point, it is finished.......BUT, it is so much fun to embellish it!!! I sewed a little silk flower on mine. How about buttons, rick rack, embroider a name...whatever you can dream up. Make it fit the theme you want to carry out.|