This coming week is Teacher Appreciation week at our school. Our teacher gifts are handmade coffee cozies.
The cozies wrap around a to-go coffee cup and are reusable. (Remember we need to reduce, reuse, recycle -anytime I say that it is as if Jack Johnson is in my head singing it:).Pin It
Stiff, padded interfacing (to provide structure) is sandwiched between strips of batik fabric and a backing fabric.
The free motion stitching adds detail and texture to the design. That and the zig-zag stitching on the edges holds everything together.
This was the perfect reason to dig in my button jars to find buttons for the closures. (Buttons are a good thing in my world.)
These tags will hang from the cozies so that they won't be confused with *really* big bracelets.
Starbucks gift cards round out the gift. (I used to make and sell these gift card holders on Etsy.) The removable 'pull me' tag gives a clue as to how to discover what is inside.
With a gentle pull of the ribbon the secret contents rise up from the holder! And, the holders are also reusable.