Okay, I feel weird calling this a "tutorial" since it is so obvious how to make these that instructions aren't really needed. We generally don't get coffee (actually for me it is tea or hot cocoa) on the go because of the disposable cup and the too high expense. We'd much rather make our own at home, put it in a thermos and then go on a walk. However, there are a couple times a year when we are out and we'll grab a cocoa from one of the evil chains. Reusable cozies make the experience a tiny bit less evil, although there is now the risk that we'll go on a walk just to buy a cocoa to use these cute things...which is exactly what my husband suggested after I made them last night. We didn't, we made some at home. Still, maybe they are a good thing to toss in my bag for "just in case" scenarios. If you are the type who gets coffee like this weekly or daily you might want to make one of these:
So yes, I admit, I dug through trash to find this paper cup cozy thing from one of the big chains so I could trace it. If you get coffee from those places anyway then just keep one of your own and no need to dig through garbage. So instructions: trace big chain coffee cozy on felt, cut out felt, leaving 1/8" extra on edges where you'll sew, add optional decorations and sew together. Then make yourself a pot of coffee, tea or cocoa at home...but bring the cozy with you when you go out in case you succomb to the evil coffee chains and buy a cup to go.
Have I mentioned that I'm an impatient crafter? This is why rather than sew on cute flowers, leaves or animal shapes with the felt I just did rectangles, which were stray leftovers from cutting. Hey, I'm being green...using up all my scraps like this!