My husband is a coffee snob and he prefers to make his coffee in a French press. I have to admit it does taste delicious that way but on a cold morning the coffee in the press can cool down quickly so when I received some samples of Fairfield’s Aluminor(TM) I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it! A cozy to keep our coffee warm in our French press. Aluminor(TM) has quilted layers that provide a thermal insulated barrier, but even more importantly it looks totally chic!
It was a snap to make the French Press Cozy.
- Basic sewing supplies
- 3 buttons
- Thin elastic
- Measure your French Press. You want to measure the press’ circumference and the height, making sure you account for where the handles are! My press measured 12″ around and 6″ high (for the cozy to slip between the handles).
- Cut the Aluminor(TM) fabric based on your measurements, allowing for a 1/4″ seam allowance.
- Fold the seam allowance down to finish the edges of the Aluminor. Pin in place, and sew. Note: The pins can leave holes in the material, so make sure you pin it where you can’t see the holes OR use clips to hold the edges down. Also, DON’T iron it!
- Stitch buttons onto one short end of the cozy and elastic loops onto the other. If you don’t want to use elastic, simply stitch ribbons onto either side and tie them together to hold the cozy on the French press.
That’s it! Really easy! A French Press, a homemade cozy, and some gourmet coffee would make a great for the coffee lover in your life.