There is such a white ceramic mug in almost every home. Today we will make it look different and decorate it with a cozy with patchwork hearts! New clothes will not only be beautiful, but also a utilitarian thing and will keep the temperature of a hot drink in the cold winter evenings.
Well, and of course, on the eve of February 14, hearts are the real deal!
We will need:
- fabric of two different contrasting colors (I have a panel with stars and a beige cut from the same collection);
- optional: cut of another fabric for dividing strips, edging and loops;
- insulation (padding polyester, cotton, bamboo, polyester batting with a foil layer);
- fabric for the underside;
- beautiful button.
- Mat, roller knife, ruler, sewing machine.
First, take measurements from your mug. The size of the future cozy for my mug will be 3 "x 9". I will make a strip of three contrasting blocks, each of which will be equal to 3 inches.
3 strips 1" x 6.5".
2 rectangles 1.5" x 2".
2 squares of 1.5".
8 squares 1".
3 strips 1" x 6.5".
2 rectangles 1.5" x 2".
1 square 1.5".
4 squares 1".
For dividing lines:
details 1" x 3.5".
1. Take the strips measuring 1" x 6.5". Sew them together along the long sides. The sequence of stripes in the first part: light-red-light, in the second-red-light-red.
2. Cut the resulting two-tone stripes on the details with a width of 1".
3. Sew the parts together to make three parts consisting of 9 small squares (9-Patch).
4. Draw diagonal lines on the 1" squares with a pencil.
5. Attach a light square to the corner of the red rectangle 1.5 "x 2", lay the line exactly on the drawn line. Cut off the unnecessary, bend the square and sew the same one to the other corner of the rectangle. Repeat with all the rectangles and squares. You got the upper parts of the heart.
6. Take 3 squares of size 1.5" (this will be the background) and sew them with the upper parts of the heart on the short side, alternating colors: to the red heart — a light background, to the light — red.
7. Sew the upper parts of the heart to the 9-Patch squares on the right. Follow the color sequence: to 9-Patch, where there are more red squares — the red part and vice versa. If you are not sure, check the photo below.
8. Sew the remaining upper parts of hearts with background squares to the resulting parts. Hearts are ready!
9. Sew them together, alternating colors. Between the hearts, I sewed a detail with new year's wishes. To do this, I cut out a 1 " wide strip from the panel. You can make it from any suitable color fabric, use the same fabric for edging the heating pad and loop.
10. Cut out details from the back side fabric and filler, more than the resulting patchwork top by 1 cm on all sides. Put the fabric for the back side face down, the insulation on top, then the patchwork top face up. Cleave the workpiece with pins, if it will be more convenient for you.
11. Run the sandwich on the sewing machine. I ran lines at 45 degrees. It drew the first line with a disappearing marker, and made the rest using the guide foot.
12. Trim the resulting quilted part with a knife and ruler.
13. From the red fabric, cut out a strip for edging 1 ¼ " wide.
14. Prepare the loop. Cut out a 4" long and 1"-1.5" wide strip of contrasting fabric (whichever is more convenient for you). Tuck the edges along the long side and sew them close to the edge. Fold the strip in half, form a corner at the bend and stitch it. Put the loop on the middle of the heating pad on the short side, fix it with pins. Start edging the heating pad from the middle of one of the long sides, stepping back from the beginning of the baking about 3".
15. At the corner of the heating pad, fold the baking sheet in half and bend the top strip 45 degrees. Check the photo below.
16. Before you reach the end of the line, stop, turn the part, and print the line 45 degrees. In the photo below, this line is marked with an arrow.
17. Cut the thread and remove the part from under the foot. Use a stick or pencil to lay the cake at 90 degrees. (The same operation can be done without cutting the thread).
18. Put the part under the foot again and start the line, stepping back ¼ " from the edge. Points 16-18 must be repeated on all four corners of the heating pad.
19. Before reaching about 3" to the junction of the two ends of the beiki, stop. Fold them together, wrap one end at 45 degrees, and make a crease with your finger or nail at the junction.
20. Draw a stripe along the crease with a marker. Carefully bend the entire heating pad so that only the ends of the edge are under the foot. Trace the line exactly along the drawn line. The remainder of the cut. Expand the backing and finish sewing it.
21. Manually sew the backing on the back side. Sew on a beautiful button (I have an iron one, with an uneven shape). Your hot water cozy is ready!