If you would like one of these coffee cosies, but are not into sewing, they are for sale in my etsy shop LizzyAstro
Step 1: What you need
2 different fabrics (mine are coffee themed & coffee coloured)
A piece of Insul-bright wadding (you can use other wadding but it may not be as insulating)
A piece of cardboard
A small piece of hook and loop fastener (Velcro)
A tape measure
Sewing machine, thread, pins & scissors
Step 2: Measure your French press
Mine measured up at 12 1/2" x 7", but I decided to make mine a little less high as the plastic base does not really need covering.
I added an extra 2 1/2" on the length for overlap.
Draw out a pleasing shape on cardboard to use a template - I drew mine in Corel draw and cut it out using the laser cutter. The overall size of my template was 15" x 6 1/2" with a small cut out for the lip of the glass beaker / jug.
Step 3: Cut the fabrics
Lay the lining fabric face up, the outer fabric face down and the insulation on top of that. Pin the fabrics together and then place the template centrally on top, leaving 1/4" all around it. Draw around the template (I used a wash out pen) and then pin all around inside the drawn line. The drawn line will be your stitching line. Make a couple of marks 4" apart to leave a gap for turning.
Step 4: Do the sewing
Turn the cosy through the gap so it ends up right sides out and then use a pointy thing (I used the end of a paintbrush) to push out all the corners and seams fully.
At the turning gap fold the fabrics and insulation under about 1/4" and then pin the gap closed. Take the cosy back to your sewing machine and stitch close to the edge all around ensuring you sew the turning gap closed securely.
Step 5: Quilt as desired
Once you have done the quilting wrap the cosy around your coffee pot to check where to sew the Velcro. Pin one piece to one end on the outer fabric and the other to the lining at the opposite end of the cosy. Sew the Velcro in place and you coffee cosy is ready to use, with your preferred fabric on show.