How To Make A Fabric Beverage Holder (Koozie)

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Are you looking for a more fashionable way to keep your favorite beverages cold? Whether you prefer a drink in a can or bottle, our easy how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial will help you make your own custom koozie for under $2.00. So cool! Useful to keep on hand or to take on the road, these handy homemade koozies also make an excellent gift. If you hate it when your drink makes your hands so cold they hurt, this is for you! I also love using this on my morning coffee as well. These fabric beverage holders are easy to clean because you can simply throw them in with the laundry. Once you start using a beverage koozie, you’ll never want to go back to holding cold, wet cans again. This is a great project to sit down and crank a bunch of these out.

Fabric Beverage Holder

As we show you how to make these cute and colorful fabric beverage holders, be sure to keep in mind you can use various patterns and colors and styles of fabrics to completely customize these koozies. Make different designs for everyone in your family or to give to friends. They are super easy to personalize with text or patterns. Gather up your supplies below and let’s get started!

How To Make A Fabric Drink Holder

What You’ll Need:

Once you’ve picked out some cute fabric, this magic of this fabric beverage koozie lies in the Insul-Brite layer in between your fabric. This acts as a barrier against the cold, as well as moisture from condensation. You’ll use velcro to act as the closing device for your koozie, so make sure your velcro is quality. With your fabrics and tools at hand, it’s time to make our fabric beverage koozie!

How To Make A Fabric Beverage Holder

cut out materials for fabric beverage holder

As a first step in this how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial, I like to start by washing, drying, and pressing my fabric (not the interfacing or the insul-bright.) It acts like a pre-shrink for when I go to wash the beverage holders later, as I will inevitably get soda, coffee, and whatever else on it. Once you have done that, cut each of your fabrics, Insul-Brite and interfacing into 11”x5” pieces.

iron on interfacing for fabric beverage holder

Using a warm iron, attach the interfacing to the wrong side of each piece of the cotton fabric pieces.

layer fabric and insul-brite

Next on this how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial, layer your pieces as follows: The main (outer) cotton piece right side facing up, the lining cotton piece right side down and then the Insul-Brite on top.  This insures that your beverage kooie acutally works properly.

clip layers together

Once you have your layers ordered correctly. pin or clip the fabric pieces in place. I used sewing clips, but you could use sewing pins here if that is what you have on hand.

sew around fabric beverage holder

Now, it’s time to sew! Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew around the beverage holder, leaving a 3-4” opening on one of the short sides for turning. I found that this gap is big enough to get my turning tool into to press out the corners later.

clip off corners of fabric beverage holder

Using your sewing scissors, clip your corners and trim 1/8” of the excess seam allowance all the way around the beverage holder, except the end with the opening. We are about halfway through this how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial!

turn fabric beverage holder right side out

Now using your turning tool, turn the fabric beverage holder right side out like I talked about earlier. You should have plenty of room to get your turning tool (or pencil) in there to push out your corners.

press raw edges of fabric beverage holder

Using a warm iron, press around the edges, and press the raw edges of the opening at the top inward. 

top stitch around fabric beverage holder

Next on this how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial, top stitch around the beverage holder using a ¼” seam allowance. Make sure to close the gap where your turned your beverage holder right side out. You may need to fold in the raw edges to get a clean look.

attach hook velcro piece to fabric beverage holder

Now it’s time to add the velcro so our koozies will wrap around our drinks. Turn the fabric beverage holder with the main (outer side) facing up. Peel off the backing from the Velcro and attach the hook piece (the non-fuzzy one) on the left, making sure to align the sides of the Velcro with the left side of the beverage holder koozie. That

peel off velcro backing and sew into place on fabric beverage holder

Turn the fabric beverage holder over so the lining is face up and peel off the backing from the Velcro and attach the loop piece (the fuzzy one) on the right making sure to align the sides of the Velcro with the right side of the beverage holder.

sewing velcro on fabric beverage holder

The final step in the how to make a fabric beverage holder sewing tutorial is to sew the Velcro into place by using a ¼” seam allowance around all four sides. 

final fabric beverage holder

Wrap around your fabric beverage holder your favorite cold drink and enjoy! You can also use it on your hot drinks too!

empty fabric beverage holder

Now you know how to make this fabric beverage holder! You can personalize this DIY drink koozie by picking out your favorite fabrics. Reusable and washable, they are perfect to have at home and on the road. I even made sure to create some extras for when I am entertaining friends and family.

Easy DIY Fabric Drink Koozie

If you liked learning how to make a fabric beverage holder, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

How to Make a Fabric Beverage Holder (Koozie)

How to Make a Fabric Beverage Holder

These easy to make beverage holders are the cutest can and bottle koozies that you will ever see. Perfect for every day use, entertaining or to give as gifts, here is how to make them.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $`1.75

Instructions

    1. Cut each of your fabrics, Insul-Brite and interfacing into 11”x5” pieces.
    2. Using a warm iron, attach the interfacing to the wrong side of each piece of the cotton fabric pieces.
    3. Layer your pieces as follows: The main (outer) cotton piece right side facing up, the lining cotton piece right side down and then the Insul-Brite on top.  
    4. Pin or clip the pieces in place.
    5. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew around Beverage Koozie, leaving a 3-4” opening on one of the short sides for turning.
    6. Using your sewing scissors, clip your corners and trim 1/8” of the excess seam allowance all the way around the Beverage Koozie, except the end with the opening. 
    7. Using your turning tool, turn the Beverage Koozie right side out. 
    8. Using a warm iron, press around the edges, and press the raw edges of the opening at the top inward. 
    9. Using a ¼” seam allowance, top stitch around the Beverage Koozie, making sure to close the gap where your turned your Beverage Koozie right side out.
    10. Turn the Beverage Koozie with the main (outer side) facing up. Peel off the backing from the Velcro and attach the hook piece (the non-fuzzy one) on the left, making sure to align the sides of the Velcro with the left side of the Beverage Koozie. 
    11. Turn the Beverage Koozie over so the lining is face up and peel off the backing from the Velcro and attach the loop piece (the fuzzy one) on the right making sure to align the sides of the Velcro with the right side of the Beverage Koozie.
    12. Sew the Velcro into place by using a ¼” seam allowance around all four sides.  Wrap around your favorite cold beverage and enjoy!

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  1. Just thought I would add how I changed this up a bit for a mug: I used all the same materials with the dimensions at 3.5x 10.5. Instead of velcro, I sewed buttons on either end of the koozie and used an elastic cord to hold the koozie through the mug handle. I love my velcro ones for bottles/ cans, but the mug one is nice, especially for a busy mum who always seems to leave her tea somewhere to let it cool. Thank you for a wonderful DIY “recipe”!

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