CRAFT TUTORIAL: Drink Cozies




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How to make soft drink cozies out of socks!

CRAFT TUTORIAL: Drink Cozies ~ make your own warm and fuzzy cozies for your fall and winter drinks with this easy project, no special skills required.  Your mulled wine or cocoa never looked so cute!

Easy drink cozies made out of socks!

I promised you a tutorial on these easy hot drink cozies back when I posted my HOLIDAY MULLED WINE.  I also promised you they would be quick and easy, and they are.  You don’t need any special sewing skills to whip up these cute cozies and they are perfect for serving all kinds of steamy drinks from Irish coffee to hot cocoa.

Craft tutorial for making cute and easy "Drink Cozies" out of socks!

You’ll need:

  • a few pairs of socks, or singletons from the laundry room.  (look for socks that are warm, but not too thick.  You can also use the cuffs from old sweaters)

  • a needle and thread

  • sharp scissors

  • the glasses that you want to fit the cozies to.

How to make soft drink cozies out of socks!

STEP ONE:  Fit the top of the sock onto the glass.  Pull it up most of the way, leaving a little of the top of the glass showing.

How to make a drink cozy

STEP TWO:  Cut off the sock, about 1 inch from the bottom of the glass.

How to make a fuzzy drink cozy

STEP THREE: Sew a simple running stitch around the cut edge of the sock, pull it tight and knot it securely.  You can see that if the sock is too thick, it will create a bulge at the bottom and will cause your glass to wobble when you set it upright.  Be sure to take your stitches close to the cut edge to minimize this excess material at the base.

Pretty and functional sock drink cozies

If you want to make these to fit a mug, just cut a slit in the side of the sock for the handle.

Don't burn your hand on a hot drink, make a cute cozy out of a sock!

There you have it!  These are fun, functional, and cute!

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    Kare @ Kitchen Treaty
    November 22, 2014 at 10:55 am

    These are so awesome! I have *so many singles* that I just haven’t been able to bear to throw out. Now I’m glad I didn’t! Love.

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    Heather+//+girlichef
    November 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

    So cute, I’m definitely making some!

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    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen
    November 16, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Oh I am so doing this! I have no sewing skills, but I can definitely manage. Love it!

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      Sue
      November 16, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      The hardest part is threading the needle :)

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    Linda L.
    November 16, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Great idea! You do know, don’t you, that the instant I cut into a singleton from the lost-sock basket in the laundry room, its brother* will appear? Little does he know that he will suffer the same fate, giving me two cozies instead of one.
    *I say ‘brother’ because, if socks were female, they wouldn’t get lost like that!

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      Linda+L.
      November 16, 2014 at 1:54 pm

      {P.S. Further proof of my gender theory – look at the picture for Step 3. See the 2 eyes, nose, mouth and beard? The needle is through the nose.}
      I just made one of these – so quick and easy!! I made a slight change which I think will make it sit better. My glass is 3 in. across the bottom so I cut the sock 1 in. longer than I wanted the cozy to be. When I sewed the bottom, I have a 1 in. circle open in the middle and less ‘bunching’ so it isn’t as bulky.

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      Sue
      November 16, 2014 at 2:23 pm

      For these cozies I might be inclined to ‘misplace’ a cute sock or two ;)

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    cheri
    November 16, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Hi Sue, these are really cute, great idea!

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    Susan
    November 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Really cute idea, Sue, and the socks you used are wonderful! I’d love to hair a pair of each to wear :)

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    Sue
    November 16, 2014 at 9:50 am

    I’m so glad these can help — I didn’t think of them being used for cold drinks, so thanks for mentioning it Tabitha!

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    Tabitha
    November 16, 2014 at 9:31 am

    These are utterly fantastic! I have Raynaud’s and have to wrap every drink in a napkin and when I’m out I have to stipulate ‘no ice” when I’m at home my drinks are wrapped in paper towel – so ugly.