So, ya’ll wouldn’t mind if I did another necktie project, would you? I know I’ve made wine bottle gift bags… and fun front door wreathes… but this little project is perfect for Autumn. With Pumpkin Spice Lattes back in our greedy little hands, I decided to put a thrifted necktie to good use once again.
First of all, forgive me for the photo switcheroo… as I was making these, I realized I was using cute neckties that were HORRIBLE to photograph. But it’s an easy 20-minute project and I hope you’ll let me slide this time.
I started off with this cute polka-dot tie.
And measured 13 inches in from the wide end and snipped.
At the freshly-cut (straight) end, I snipped off another ½” of the inner core of the tie (i.e., not the silk). Then I folded the silk ends over and stitched across- nothing fancy, just to close it up.
I added a couple of inches of Velcro to each side of the cozy: about two inches of “loops” (Velcro’s softer half) to the FRONT of the narrower straight edge side, and about two inches of “hooks” (Velcro’s scratchier half) to the BACK of the wider, pointy edge side.
To give it a little more panache and to hide some of the stitches for the Velcro, I gave each cozy a little button love- just for decoration and not for functional use.
And then I was done- ta da! Perfect little coffee cup cozies… I tested it with a hot cup of coffee at home and the tie insulated the heat just fine for my hand. However, if you want additional insulation, just add a same-shape piece of felt to the backside of the tie before adding the Velcro.
CUTE! Now I really wanted a pumpkin spice latte- anyone buying?