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I eat ice cream straight from the pint but I don't like how cold my fingers get. Wrapping my pint in a cloth napkin worked for a little while but I thought I deserved something better. Now you can sew a fabric sleeve for yourself. It'll keep your fingers from freezing off while you eat!

In this instructable you will design a pattern and sew one cozy. The pattern can be reused because pints of ice cream are pretty much standardized.

These instructions would also work for making a cozy for to-go coffee cups. Just use a cardboard coffee cup instead of a pint of ice cream to make the pattern. You can use your own fabric cozy and skip the cardboard sleeves at the coffee shop - save the trees!
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Step 1: Materials List

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Pint of ice cream
Writing utensil
Freezer Paper
Scissors (and a rotary cutter if you have one)
Sewing machine

Step 2: Making the Pattern

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Eat a pint of ice cream. Wash out the pint.

Step 3: Trace the Cozy

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Trace the outline of your cozy around the pint.

Leave some room at the top and bottom. You don't want it right to the top because it'll get ice cream on it every time you eat and you don't want it right to the bottom because if you sew it too tightly, the cozy won't slip all the way onto the pint.

Step 4: Measure

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Measure how much of the cardboard overlaps at the seam and write it down.

Step 5: Tear it Apart

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Carefully pull the pint apart along the seam where it is glued together. Toss out the cardboard base (the circle at the bottom of the pint).

Step 6: Cut

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Cut along the lines you drew.
ginger200374 years ago
wouldn't that be considered a chilly instead of a cozy hehe
Ravenelle6 years ago
This instructable is so well written! It is very much on my to do list. :]
shikaku6 years ago
well wouldnt this also work the other way? like make your ice cream melt faster?
kibblesnknits (author)  shikaku6 years ago
I have not experienced that. It insulates the ice cream against the warmth of your hands as well as insulating your hands against the cold from the pint. Your hands stay warm and the ice cream stays cold.
ahh i see, like a double sided thermos
i made a cheap easy despoaple one with one 6 pap towles if u want to know
not nearly as cool though
great instructable! nice sewing..... i bet you ate ice cream after this instructable lol well great one bye!
kibblesnknits (author)  funwithfire3257 years ago
You can bet your bottom dollar, I did! :) This instructable was a lot harder than I thought it would be.