Intro: Reversible Beverage Holders
100% cotton beverage holder that is machine washable and reversible.
Step 1: Trace and Cut Template
Trace template A (found in attached PDF file) onto template plastic or cardboard. (A computer printout of template A on stiff paper works too.) Cut out your template so you can use it cut out the arch shape out of your fabrics.
Step 2: Cutting Your 2 Fabrics and Your Batting.
Choose two fabrics that look nice together, and a lightweight batting. I like to use cotton, but any lightweight thin (low loft) batting will work fine. Pin the three layers together (2 fabrics and 1 layer of batting) and pin the template to the top of your stack, than cut along the edges of the template. You should end up with 2 fabric and 1 batting arch shaped layers. (If you prefer to trace the template onto each layer, and cut one at a time that will work too.)
Step 3: Joining the Layers Into Cones...
Take one of your fabrics and line it up next to the batting with the wrong side of the fabric lying against the batting. Than fold the arch in half right sides together. Stitch along the flat edge to make a cone shape.
Take the other arch shaped piece of fabric, fold it in half right sides together and stitch along that flat edge. Turn it inside out so your seams are on the inside of your cone. Now place this cone inside of the cone containing batting, and line them up so they are sitting comfortably inside each other. Do not try to line up the two seams thoughâ¦it is best if they do not line up as they will create bulk if they land in the same spot.
Step 4: Joining the Cones Together...
Now, machine stitch along the inside of the smaller bottom circle opening attaching the two cones together at the base. You should end up with something hourglass shaped as in the attached picture when the inside layer is pulled out from inside the cone.
Once your sure you have that completed, flip the cup so the right sides of your fabric are showing, one on the inside of the cup, and one on the outside. (Because these cup holders are reversible, it does not matter which fabric falls on the inside or outside.)
Step 5: Cut and Add Binding to Top of Cup
Now, you will need to cut binding to wrap around the top of your cup holder. Cut a 2ÃÂ½ inch strip of fabric that is at least 14 inches long. Fold it in half wrong sides together, and iron it so there is a nice, crisp fold at the top.
Now, face your binding strip up against the inside of your cup holder with the open sides facing up. Fold the beginning end at a 45% angle with the flap of fabric laying against the open seam line as shown in picture for this step. Once you have it placed how you want it, pin it in place. Stitch around the circle leaving at least a ÃÂ¼ inch seam allowance. When you hit the end of the circle, stitch right across your existing stitch about an inch. Snip off the extra unused binding.
Step 6: Finishing Off the Beverage Holder
Now, you can hand stitch the other side of the binding to the cup holder.
VIOLA! You should now have a completed, reversible cup holder that will keep your hot beverages hot, and your cold beverages cold.