If you ever find yourself in Logan, Utah you definitely need to drop by Cafe Ibis. This is mine and Eric's favorite place to go for Saturday morning breakfast, live music on Friday night and lunch any day of the week (may I recommend the veggie sandwich). In fact, on one cold Cache Valley night in 1993, two college students went to Ibis for some hot cocoa on a date.... and look, now we've been married for 18 years. I guess it's just our spot!
If you do drop by, be sure to say hi from Eric and Julie... especially if Greg is at the grill.
I saw something very similar to these cup cozies on Pinterest, but alas I couldn't find a pattern to make them.
Well never fear. After a couple trial and errors I have devised a pattern for myself and thought I would share it with you. Don't worry if you don't sew! You can easily take this pattern and make it out of paper. Simply cut on the inside line and glue the ends where the overlap is shown. Then you can decorate it however you like!
(This pattern looks like a macaroni noodle to Eric. It looks like something slightly more feminine to myself. Please don't get confused! It is only to be used for cup cozies! ;)
I made mine out of two layers of quilted fabric from our Circa 1934 collection with Moda. I also made one with two layers of cotton and one layer of batting. (I didn't photograph that one because it didn't match the others, but it turned out great.) The buttons are really just decorative, although I did make them to actually open and close, but you sure don't need to.
You can whip these up in a jiffy. Not only will they keep you from burning your hands, but you won't have to throw away a cup sleeve with each drink order and they will insulate your cup a bit to keep your beverage of choice hot!