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Coffee sleeves make a really great and inexpensive gift idea. I thought I would show how to both cut one and customize it with your Cricut machine today. Of course, if you just want a plain version it would be super simple to cut from felt with scissors. But who doesn’t want a little bling?
This is a part of Craft Lightning week where we are sharing felt projects all week that can be made in 15 minutes or less. You can see today’s ideas at the bottom of this post. You can also catch up with the ideas from day 1 and day 2.
Supplies needed to make coffee sleeves:
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- Felt (I used the Cricut felt sheets)
- Iron On Vinyl (I used the glitter vinyl in silver)
- Cricut Cutting Machine (Want to see the difference between the machines? I compared the Cricut Maker and Explore here.) I definitely recommend the Cricut Maker for cutting felt for this project.
- Weeding tools (optional)
- Cricut EasyPress (optional but recommended – see below for details)
- Fabric glue or sewing machine
- Cut file (click here to access in Design Space)
Start by cutting your pieces. Click here to access in Design Space.
I did enough for two coffee sleeves. Cut the words from glitter iron on vinyl using your fine point blade. Remember to mirror the cuts on the iron on vinyl and place it shiny side down on your mat.
Cut the sleeve itself from felt. I use my rotary blade and the Cricut Maker for all felt cutting to get those clean edges. If you area cutting two of the sleeves at a time, you may want to alter the position within Design Space to make the most of your material. It wants to cut each sleeve from one sheet of felt.
Start by highlighting your first mat with a sleeve. Then click on the sleeve itself. Click the round arrow and rotate it to take up less space on the felt.
Next click the second mat that has a sleeve. Click the sleeve itself and click the three dots. Then choose “move to another mat”.
Pick the mat with the first sleeve.
Now you just need to rotate it and move the position so it is not overlapping the first. You can now cut two sleeves from one sheet of felt.
Remove all excess from your vinyl cutout including the centers of your letters. I recommend using weeding tools to make this task easier.
Then it is time to add your vinyl to the coffee sleeve.
To make this task easy, I use the Cricut EasyPress. You can actually learn more about this machine and watch me make some coffee sleeves in the video below.
Awesome right? Just be sure to follow all of the instructions that come with your EasyPress. I personally will not do a vinyl project without cranking up the EasyPress. It has been a lifesaver for iron on vinyl projects around my home. We then need to break out the Velcro to finish off this project.
Cut a piece to fit your sleeve and then add it to the overlap using glue intended for fabric. Allow this to dry completely before continuing. You could also sew this into place with your sewing machine. I found it easiest to wrap the sleeve around the cup that I intended to use when adding the Velcro to get proper placement.
Once everything is dry, you have a great gift or just something for you to wrap around your morning cup of joe.
Now that you know how easy it is to make coffee sleeves, will you be making one for everyone on your list? You can add whatever you would like to the front of each one and even customize them to your gift recipient. A quick and easy felt craft that everyone will love!
Want more quick and easy felt projects? Try the links below!
In just 15 minutes, you can make this adorable felt elephant hoop art from Organize and Decorate Everything.
Make a banner with any word you like with this tutorial from Ginger Snap Crafts.
This Frida Kahlo party favor is just too cute! Let Michelle’s Party Plan It show you how to make it.
Need coasters? Try making these non slip coasters from Mad in Crafts.
You can make this adorable heart hair clip from Pineapple Paper Co in just minutes.
Tacos, cacti, and watermelons! These cute mini felt projects from 365 Days of Crafts are just too cute!
Hosting a party? Try making these wine glass holder necklaces from Frog Prince Paperie.
Want some new accessories? Use felt to make a bracelet like this one from 100 Directions.
Our guest co-hostess this month is Laura’s Crafty Life and she is sharing how to make these felt tissue holders.
Make some coffee sleeves or any of these other felt projects!
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