Flannel Coffee Sleeve & 100th Post Blog Candy

Wow, I can hardly believe this is my 100th post! What more fitting time for it to fall than for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, as it was their Spring hop and Photobucket’s failure to allow comments that finally pushed me into the 21st century and to start this blog almost 9 months ago. I’ve been amazed to have over 30 subscribers and over 1400 visitors already (155 of you yesterday), leaving over 1100 sweet comments. I know it’s small beans to most of you seasoned bloggers, but it blows me away! Thank you all for your support and following my crafts wherever the whim takes me!

Today’s project are a pair of nice, warm wintry flannel coffee sleeves I made. One for a friend, and one for blog candy. (More on that later. wink-wink.)

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I’m sure you can easily find tutorials on the net, so I didn’t bother with a tutorial. I will, however give you a couple of tips if found helpful to keep in mind…

  • Make sure you have your two pieces of material with right sides facing each other and the interfacing on top of the piece that you want to be facing out.
  • Remember, the wider the sleeve, the easier it will be to turn it inside-out after you sew up the three sides.
  • You’ll also note I cut my ends at a different angle than the sleeve I used as a pattern. That’s because I wanted them to overlap straight.

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  • And make sure your hair band (a new one, of course!) is between the two pieces of material, with the connector outside your seam and the loop for the button toward the inside. (I goofed this up and did it reverse on the first go-round.)

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  • Sew back and forth a couple of times over the elastic. Then when turned inside out, top stitch over it a couple more times to give it strength.

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Materials used:

  • JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone by Springs Creative Products Group
  • Heavyweight interfacing
  • Brown thread
  • Elastic hair tie
  • Recollections button embellishments (remove the foam backing)

If you’d like to join the Winter Coffee Lovers Hop, too, you can check it out here: http://wp.me/p5K3PQ-4w

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Now, about that blog candy for you, my peeps!

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Would you like to have a chance at winning this flannel coffee sleeve! (Sorry, the other one is already spoken for!) Pay close attention: Leave ONE comment on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me: which you do more… buy your hot drinks to-go, or make your own?  If you don’t answer the question in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY/COMMENT per person for this sleeve! (Blog followers, keep reading and you’ll find out why the change to my usual candy rules!) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Here’s a second blog candy giveaway JUST FOR THOSE WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG – USA mailing addresses only (Sorry, international peeps, it’s just too expensive to send heavier ‘candy’.):

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I got an extra yard of this material to share with one of you! It’s JoAnn Snuggle Flannel Fabric – Coffee Anyone you can make anything you can imagine with it -except children’s sleepwear, as written on the selvage edge – coffee sleeves, teapot cozies, place mats, curtains, clothing… whatever!

Would you like to have a chance at winning a yard of this flannel coffee fabric? Pay close attention: You MUST be a follower of this blog. If you’re not already, there’s a button on the home page that says FOLLOW where you can sign up. Leave a SECOND comment (or a first if you’re not interested in the sleeve) on this post before 8 am EASTERN time, Sunday, December 20, 2015, telling me that you are a follower AND what you’d make with this fabric. If you don’t tell me that you are a follower AND what you’d make in your comment, I’ll assume you’re not interested in the blog candy (and won’t be offended!). ONE ENTRY per follower! (Again, sorry, international peeps, you can’t win this one, but the other blog candy IS open to anyone.) On December 20, 2015 I will use Mr. Random org to draw a winner from the comments that qualify and announce it here on the blog some time before noon EASTERN time. The winner will have 72 hours to contact me with their snail-mail address or another winner will be chosen.

Almost forgot to mention… since this is fabric and for those of you that care, this is a smoke-free, pet-free home. (although, if I had my druther’s, I’d rather have a cat! sigh)

Thanks again for all your support and kind, sweet comments!

-D.Ann

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