DIY Upcycled Sweater Mug Cozy

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!

The sweater is nice and warm to keep a mug warm, and the stretch of the cuffs keep it snug against the mug.

This is a really fast and easy sewing project, and it makes a great 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.

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