DIY Patriotic Mason Jar Cozies – perfect for summer barbecues!
This is a fun project you can use all summer long AND it’s in my favorite colors: red, white, and blue! I love a good patriotic project and this may be one of my new favorites. These patriotic Mason jar cozies are perfect for just the family and even more fun when you have guests over for a summer cookout. AND they are super simple to make!
These cozies will keep your hands the perfect temperature regardless of the temp of the drink inside the Mason jar. I love a functional project that looks good to boot!
Denim (1/2 yd)
Mini Pom Fringe in red, white, and navy (2 yd each)
Cut-Out Stars Ribbon in white, 1 1/2″
Grosgrain in red, white, and light navy, 7/8″
Zip Dry Adhesive
The final dimensions of the cozy will be 2 1/2″ tall by 9″ wide. I’m planning on a 1/4″ seam when I stitch it all together so cut denim into 3″ x 9 1/2″ strips. You will need two strips of denim per cozy.
For extra padding we’re going to add fusible webbing to the denim. Cut webbing into 2 1/2″ by 9″ strips and iron down as directed onto center of half of the denim strips.
Sewing isn’t exactly something I am great at. I do it for a hobby. So when it came time to attach the mini pom fringe to the denim, sewing was not my friend. I was having a terrible time keeping a straight line on that little fringe so I came up with a different way to attach it – glue!
I used Zip Dry which is normally used for paper crafts to attach the pom fringe to the denim. Zip Dry is a liquid adhesive that dries very quickly and is known for not wrinkling paper because it’s not super wet. And, in this case, kept the fabric perfectly flexible.
Cut pom fringe into 9 1/2″ strips. Lay navy pom fringe 1/2″ from bottom edge of denim strips and glue down with Zip Dry. Layer white pom fringe above the navy and glue down. Finally, layer red fringe on top of white fringe and glue down. Red fringe should hide bottom edge of the star ribbon.
Lay out a strip of the denim with the stars and pom fringe face up. Lay one of the grosgrain strips across the top, allowing 1/4″ to hang off the edge.
Lay a second strip of grosgrain across the top of the denim, hanging 1/4″ off the other edge.
Top with a second strip of plain denim, face down. Pin pieces together for sewing.
2. Pull fabric right-side-out through the opening in the denim. Iron smooth and flat, and fold opening in to hide.
3. Top stitch along the top and bottom edges (see arrows) to help keep the cozy flat and smooth and to close the opening that you pulled the fabric through.
I will add that before I let anyone use these I will be adding some Scotch Guard. Hopefully this will prevent any soda or sweet tea stains. Then… it’s party time!