Hot Drink Sleeve (Hipster Koozie) | DIY

Let’s just call this Do-it-yourself project for what it is: hipster koozie. Sure, the technical term may be a hot drink sleeve that is fancier than your cardboard, half recycled Starbucks sleeve but I prefer koozie for a few reasons: 1. the word koozie- I just love to say that! & 2. it is what it is…don’t be to cool for the kooz.
 Materials: Thick fabric (I used a thrifted jacket & upholstery fabric), felt, leather, sewing machine, sewing pins, Cup to measure around (Like a mason jar!)

Steps: Measure around your cup and add about an inch, also measure the width you want your koozie to be. Cut your outside fabric the length & width of your measurements. Cut your felt about a half an inch smaller length-wise and width-wise. Fold the outside fabric over the felt and pin in place. Sew around rectangle. Fold over the raw edges and connect the ends of your koozie together. Cut a piece of leather half an inch longer than your width and sew over your folded edge. Now put some hot cocoa on the stove, pour into a mason jar and slip on your koozie. 

 I really enjoyed making this project, it is perfect for when you are hanging out with friends around a campfire (or your fireplace).

*This project was inspired by: Loyal Stricklin.


  1. these are so cute!


  2. Those are just the cutest! Great project.

  3. These turned out great! I love the handles.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  4. How fun! Love this!!
    xo TJ


  5. so cute. love the fabric!

    also... so jealous of your little adventures i've been stalking via instagram. hope you're having an amazing time!

  6. love them, will make great gifts. looks easy enough for me, im not too crafty.