Learn how to upcycle sweater sleeves into a sweater mug cozy. This beginner sewing project is great for keeping mugs warm, and makes a great handmade gift!
– sweater sleeves – 1/4 inch elastic – large button – sewing tools – sewing machine
Cut the cuffs off of the sweater sleeves. Leave a 1/2 inch seam allowance of the regular sweater sleeve above the cuff.
Cut the seam allowance off so that the cuff is a flat rectangle. Cut a piece of elastic that is 3 inches long. Fold the elastic in half and pin it to one short side off a cuff.
Place the cuffs right sides together. Sew each short side and across the long side with the seam allowance. Leave the finished edge open.