Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Can Koozies

I made some koozies today. So very cool!! I got this idea from Tonner over on the Smart Buy Gal message board, this post to be exact!
Side One

Side Two
So easy, quick and inexpensive.  Buy some thin neoprene.  I got mine at JoAnn's.  It is about $20 a yard, so use a 50% off coupon. I bought 1/2 a yard and it will make about 20  regular sized koozies. 

You can download the svg of the template for the regular sized koozie here.  The svg for a 16 oz koozie here.  The regular sized koozie is 4" square on both sides with a 2" circle in the middle.  The tall one is 4" wide across each rectangle and each rectangle is 5.375" long.  The circle is 2"; same size as the small one.

Cut a template out of cardstock.  I used vinyl backing for the tall one because it is longer than 12" and I could not find cardstock long enough.  Use the template to draw the outline of the koozie on the neoprene in pencil.  Cut it out.  I used the template and scissors as I did not think my cutter would handle the neoprene, even with the deep cut blade.  Design and cut some heat transfer vinyl and apply it to your koozie or bling it up however you would like.  See the picture below for how to face your design.

Koozie cardstock template in the middle.
One cut out koozie on each side.
Line up the sides, outsides facing in.  Sew up each side joining the two halves together.  Sew as close to the edge as you can.  Once you have sewn them, flip so they are no longer inside-out and viola, koozie.  Grab yourself something cold to drink, slide it in your new koozie and ENJOY!

5 comments:

  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [08 Sep 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  2. Thanks, Michelle, this is cool! I found longer and wider cardstock in the art supply departments of Hobby Lobby in an assortment of solid colors.

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  3. Super Cool, Thank YOU!!! *Hugs*

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  4. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing the template. I will be making a few of these.

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  5. How do I go about the design heat transfer? Not familiar with doing this. Wanting to make 50th bday coozies and this seems cheaper than ordering online. Thanks!

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