My problem is that no matter how wonderfully hot the first cup is the second cup of coffee is icy cold. Heck, it’s so cold I feel like I might as well have done dropped it in the fridge for awhile. Blech. Guess I need a cozy. I wandered about the internet and looked. Yet, every pattern I found looked like something my grandmother might use. The patterns also looked really hard and I’m kind of a beginner… So time to come up with something on my own. So here it is, the perfect cozy for the gamer in your life.
You will need:
2 old t-shirts: One dark and one lighter for the d20 and the lining
A length of quilt batting (or old blanket, or sweater, or whatever)
2 colors of thread
Step 1: Trace the D20
Step 2: Iron the Edges of Your D20
Pick a side of your d20 and iron it down. Then rotate and fold the next side down. Fold down each side and iron it. Go around until each side is folded and it is tightly ironed. This is hard to describe so I made this helpful red diagram.
Step 3: Sew the D20
Pick a corner. Sew along that edge line to the corner. Then with the needle down raise the foot and turn so the machine is lined up to go down the next edge.
Do this with each side. Until you have sewed down each side seam.
Next grab a small piece of your batting (or sweater, or blanket, or whatever) and back the d20 with it. Trim it so it is a little smaller than the patch. Then using the same techniques sew over the lines you drew in the middle. This will make the sides pop out.
Step 4: Measure Your Carafe
Around the carafe measure for black cloth and add 6 extra inches. You will cut so that the height is the height of the carafe, the seam allowances will leave room for the spout and anchor the project together. These will be part of the lining.
While you are at it, if you are using old shirts like me, cut out the shoulder seams to use for the cords.
Next cut out another piece of your accent color for the interior. This should be the same height as the black piece but only as long as the carafe is around.
Step 5: Hem
Set the lining aside.
Hem the exterior along the top and bottom edges as well as each side.
Step 6: Embroidery
Stitch in the 20 using the same accent color. This is really easy, if but you are unclear on embroidery. Just draw what you want and stitch over it like so. just keep going over the stitches and wrapping thread around them until they look how you want. This does not have to be embroidery floss. I used regular red thread.
Step 7: Assemble
Place the accent piece in the middle of the exterior and then fold over the edges. Sew
Take the cords and place them so that one goes over the handle, one under, and one through.
Sew them down tight.
Step 8: Quilt
From the name quilt out to the edges, in starred lines.
Last give a once over to where the exterior meets the interior.This will mean verticle lines on the sides.
Step 9: Affix the D20!
Now relax brew some coffee and start working on your character sheet.