* coffee cozy

Posted on February 12th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

We have this nice French press for making coffee, but by the time you want a second cup, it’s gone cold. Just the job for a cozy. I got the idea from a Good Thing in the Sept 1997 Martha Stewart Living (thanks Marthadex!) but modified it to be reversible and to fasten with ties instead of velcro. The flowery side is quilted to a layer of thin batting for extra insulation. The towel for the reverse I bought solely for its zakka-ness, with no intention of using it as a kitchen towel.



19 Responses to “coffee cozy”

  1. nina Says:

    that’s such a good idea–I think I might have to make one for my french press too!

  2. amanda Says:

    i love this! perfect fabric choices, too! a common complaint about our french press too–hmmn…perhaps i could craft up a solution like yours.

  3. Vanessa Says:

    Great idea…makes me want to go heat up some coffee now!

  4. Blair Says:

    I love this idea so much. My neighbor is a french press user and I have wanted to make her one of these for so long. I love the fabrics you chose, and the quilting is perfection. That Martha…I heart Martha.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Good idea!!! lovely coffe-thing

  6. Lolita blahnik Says:

    Blair??? that was me!!! i tried to type lolita blahnik, don’t know what happened…. :)

  7. claudia Says:

    Great idea. I decided to stop using the French press because I don’t like cold coffee!

    Now, a question. . . how do you sew on binding? I do a horrible job and decided to buy a binding tool only to find that it didn’t fit my machine! Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  8. andrea from the fishbowl Says:

    What a great idea! We have a French press and I am forever draping a tea towel over it to keep it warm.


  9. kelly Says:

    what a perfect solution! leave it to crafty folks to solve such a problem, and make it look so fun!

  10. molly Says:

    A little press-cosy has been on my mind for awhile now. The dilemma is true, the second cup is always cold! I remember trying to buy one from MS’s catalog, but she stopped carrying them. Seeing this, I think I’m just going to have to make one, too. My next project for sure. I LOVE yours, the quilting, and the fabric and the ties. So awesome!!

  11. Billie Says:

    How clever! I may have to bring the French press again, and whip a cozy. Thanks!

  12. ~mary~ Says:

    That is sooo cute! the ties are such a better idea than velcro!

  13. jeannette Says:

    i LOVE this idea! i’d love to make one for a friend, but since I don’t have a french press of my own, what’s the finished size?

  14. melissa Says:

    I’ve literally lost sleep over the cold bodum question. I too have long settled for the tea towell drape (it looks as though something has died on the counter and I could not bare to look at it). So– your post is fantastic! (I love the ties… much prettier than hook and loop!)

  15. ilona Says:

    wow! I’ve wanted to make one of these for ages but wasn’t sure how. so pretty!

  16. Karen Says:

    Cool! We just made something similar over here:


  17. Brenda Says:

    I love the look of your cozies! I make cozies for cafe cups. If you are curious you can check out this link: Coffee Cozy Cafe


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