Gift Making with the Kids — The Pickle Dish



Is time running out? How about making this coffee cozy with the kids with fabric from The Pickle Dish. Keep your coffee hot and your hands cool with a simple fabric coffee cozy in your favorite fabrics.






Reusable Coffee Cozy with fabric from The Pickle Dish in Carleton Place


  • Coffee Cozy Template (download pdf)
  • Two pieces cotton fabric, at least 5-1/2” x 12” each (these will be fabric “A” and fabric “B”)
  • Piece of cotton batting, at least 5-1/2” x 12”
  • Button (we used a 7/8” covered button)
  • Scrap of 1/8” elastic, 2” long
  • Wash-away marking pen or pencil
  • Bamboo skewer or other long, pointed object
  • Coordinating thread
  • Hand needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron


  1. Cut out coffee cozy template. Fold one piece of cotton fabric A in half and place template on top, aligning marked straight edge with folded edge of fabric (fig. 1). Trace around template onto fabric with wash-away marking pen or pencil. Cut out and repeat for remaining fabric B and batting.
  2. Place fabric A on top of batting, with edges aligned and right side facing up. Fold elastic in half to create a loop and pin in place to the center of one straight edge, raw edges together (fig. 2).
  3. Place fabric B face-down on top of fabric A, aligning raw edges with right sides together; pin. Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance, sew all layers together around edges. Leave a 2-inch gap for turning and backstitch over elastic several times to secure (fig. 3).
  4. Turn cozy right side out through gap, pushing out corners with a skewer or other long, pointed object. Turn under unstitched edges 1/4 inch; press cozy.
  5. Topstitch around all sides of cozy near outside edges.
  6. Stitch button into place on right side of cozy, centered vertically and approximately 1” from edge (fig. 4). Wrap around to-go coffee, loop elastic around button and enjoy!


The Pickle Dish

113 Bridge Street
Carleton Place, Ontario
(613) 212-8770
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Worry Dolls, Gingerbread and Bottles—Episode 3— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from Wisteria and The Granary)

Dolly, Dickens and Doggies —Episode 2— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things things from the IDA and Natural Pet Foods)

Rockin’ Around Carleton Place — Episode 1— Carleton Place’s (Favourite Things from the Post Office and Applecheeks)

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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