Tuesday, April 3, 2012

felt mason jar cozy- free pattern!

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here is the free mason jar cozy pattern i promised to share with you!  i designed it to fit a quart-sized mason jar and to be made from an upcycled felted wool sweater.  i recommend using a thickly felted sweater.  these cozies are great for keeping your hands from getting too hot with your hot beverages and from keeping your hands from getting cold and wet with your iced beverages. 

this is a super simple sewing pattern- one pattern piece, two seams to sew, and voila you have yourself a cute, functional cozy for your jar!  very basic sewing skills are needed (can you cut fabric and sew a straight line, good!).

the pattern is in two pages (i apologize for having to download each page separately, i'm working on accessing a better PDF creator that will combine the two pages into one download).  click here to download page one, and click here for page two.

this is the first sewing pattern i've put together to share with the public, so any feedback is very much appreciated!  if you have any questions please leave them in the comments and i will address them as quickly as possible.  and please do share pictures of your finished cozy if you'd like!

and for the legal mumbo jumbo:
this pattern is not to be duplicated or sold.  feel free to share it on your blog or website, but please give credit where it is due and link back to this page.  you can use this pattern for cozies for sale in your shop, but please credit the pattern to http://www.naturallycraftedmama.com/ in the listing.  thanks and enjoy!

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16 comments:

Amber said...

That's awesome of you to post a free pattern! It's just lovely.

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Thank you!

cpcable said...

This is just lovely! Thank you!

Laura Emily said...

yay! It's gorgeous. Can't wait to try it out.

Amber said...

Would you send me a quick email when you get the chance, Heather? I can't for the life of me find your email address on your site. Although, maybe that's on purpose;)

Dark Blue Dragon said...

This is a great idea and would be great for little hands who complain when things get a little cold or hot.
Thanks for sharing.

Kim said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing

Colleen Renner said...

I don't sew....do you make and sell them?

Colleen Renner said...

I don't sew....do you make and sell them?

Heather said...

Renee, i just send you a personal message about my cozies... i would love to make you one! in case you didn't get the message please email me at augustwest005 @ sbcglobal.net

Maryjane Arnett said...

I love this!!! How do you add the design? Is it done with a sewing machine? I saw you may be able to sell them? Can you email me about that? i may be looking for a few...

Heather said...

maryjane, yes the design in appliqued with a sewing machine- i cut out the design out of fabric and then stitch it onto the piece.

Jason and Shana said...

Hi,
this is excellent, thanks for posting. How would you suggest re-sizing for pint or other sized jars?
thanks again!
-J

Jason and Shana said...

Hi,
this is excellent, thanks for posting. How would you suggest re-sizing for pint or other sized jars?
thanks again!
-J

Heather {naturally crafted mama} said...

jason and shana, sorry for the delay in getting to your question! to make these for other size jars i would recommend tracing the bottom of the jar to get the center piece. to get the "sleeve" portion, measure around your jar and divide by two. add 1/2" (for seam allowance) to that number and this will be the width of the two side pieces. then measure from the bottom of the jar to the height you would like the cozie to come to. that will be the length each side piece. hope that is clear enough!

Sum Yung Guy said...

I simply "upcycle" and double-up a couple of old socks, pull the first sock up tight (for more stability and bottom impact-resistance I have made a flat insert out of a circle of closed-foam from some leftover packaging, and put a couple hand cross-stitches in the center to keep it from shifting around btween the socks), slap a rubber band or long hair elastic at the rim, trim enough to sew a hem, hand-stitch around the rim,m then fold it inside-out. Cheap, quick, durable, etc. It's ghetto-ez!