Hey Project Inspire readers! I’m Jenn and I share about my life, family, and crafts at A Jennuine Life. I’m an accountant by day (part time), and a wannabe artisan – sew, knit, stitch, fabricate, paint, I try it all.
One of my favorite things to do is to upcycle/refashion/makeover/redo something I already have or found for cheap (or even better – free!) and make it … more. That’s why I’ve started a weekly linky party called Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays.
Here’s a great upcycle I completed recently. My husband is a pretty die hard coffee connoisseur and every weekend morning he makes a pot of french press coffee. Only he can’t drink it fast enough for the coffee to stay warm. I helped keep his press nice and cozy by using some felt from a wool sweater of his which had shrunk and felted (unintentionally – woops!), some felted wool for decoration and a zipper to close it up.
This was a collaboration – all the elements were his choosing. He wanted the design to resemble coffee beans piled along the cozy and he chose the zipper to close it up – like a little zippered cardigan for his press!
1. Cut felt to the dimensions of the press – I wanted this to go inside the handle so my measurements were 3.5″ x 12.5″
2. Cut shapes from an accent color and arrange how you’d like. I stitched on my sewing machine with matching thread right down the middle to resemble coffee beans.
3. Add the zipper. This is a separating zipper cut to size from the shortest one I could find. Make sure to make new stops by sewing a zig-zag across the zipper teeth at the top of each newly cut end. I didn’t even need a zipper foot since I sewed about 1/4″ from the teeth.
I’d love it if you stopped by to link up your Thrifty to Nifty projects on Thursdays at A Jennuine Life
(pssst! That’s today!!!)
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