These Adorable DIY Coffee Cup Holders Are Practical & a Cute Accessory

Sewing Times
by Sewing Times
10 Materials
30 Minutes

You’re juggling many things but desperately need a cup of coffee. How marvelous would it be to have a coffee cup holder that you can wear? Brilliant right? And these make perfect gifts! Here’s how to make a DIY coffee cup holder today!

Tools and materials:

  • Free coffee cup holder sewing pattern
  • Outer layer fabric 1 piece 11⅛″ × 3¾″ and 1 piece for the strap 1⅝″ × 20″
  • Lining fabric 1 piece 11⅛″ × 3¾″
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Pen
  • Measuring tool
  • Clips or pins
  • Scissors
Coffee cup holder sewing pattern

1. Make the pattern

Download the free pattern and print it. Cut the fabric and fusible interfacing to match the pattern.

Ironing interfacing onto fabric

2. Iron the interfacing

Iron the fusible interfacing to the wrong side of the exterior fabric.

Clipping the fabric pieces together

3. Sew the fabric

Place the two fabrics right sides together.

How to make coffee cup holder

Clip and cut leaving a ⅜-inch seam allowance,

Making a strap for the DIY coffee cup holder

4. Sew the strap

Fold the long strip of fabric into thirds and then in half. Clip into place. Sew the strap on both sides as close to the edge as possible.

Marking where the strap with attach

5. Attach the strap

Mark the fabric for strap placement.

Attaching the straps to the fabric

Clip the strap into place on the marked areas. Sew horizontal stitches to secure the strap in a loop in place.

How to sew a coffee cup sleeve

6. Sew the coffee sleeve

Place the lining on top of the fabric with the straps so their right sides are together. Tuck the straps inside and pull them through to the other side. Sew the lining to the exterior fabric with a ⅜-inch seam allowance.

Snipping the seam allowance

Snip the seam allowance.

Making a DIY coffee cup holder

Open the seams with your fingers and make sure to flatten them as much as possible. Then fold the coffee cup holder pattern in half right sides together. Clip in place. Sew at ⅜ inch. 

Pressing the fabric with an iron

Ironing the seams flat

Iron all the seams as flat as possible. 

Tucking the strap inside

Tuck the strap inside. Pinch the lining up to the exterior piece and pin it in the center. Make sure to keep the straps tucked in and be careful not to sew them to the body.

Sew across the two layers around the edge, leaving a 1½-inch opening unsewn. 

DIY coffee cup holder tutorial

Flip the coffee sleeve inside out. Iron the entire piece. Blind stitch the small opening closed.

Topstitching the DIY coffee cup holder

Then topstitch both the top and bottom.

DIY coffee cup holders

DIY coffee cup holder tutorial

You’re done! How perfect is this DIY coffee cup holder to give as gifts for all your friends? Please let me know in the comments if you made this coffee cup holder sewing pattern!

Happy holidays and enjoy your coffee with friends!

Suggested materials:
  • Free coffee cup holder sewing pattern
  • Outer layer fabric
  • Lining fabric
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  • Christie Decker Christie Decker on Dec 28, 2021

    I imagine I could use this idea for my stainless steel water glass too, thank you! I like going 'hands-free' and this will help. Blessings!