I’m not a coffee drinker but I’d have to be totally oblivious to have not noticed that most of the world does drink coffee. A couple of months ago I picked up a cute pink sweater on clearance at the thrift store (there’s not a big demand for sweaters in July). I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make with the sweater until a recent trip past a local coffee shop and then I knew. I made this adorable, and embarrassingly easy, diy cup sleeve that would be perfect for a gift. It’s also the perfect gift this month in honor of breast cancer awareness.
It all started with this clearance sweater at a local thrift store. Since no one was looking for girls’ sweaters in July, I didn’t feel guilty buying it to repurpose. I particularly liked the cable pattern on the sweater and on the sleeves.
As soon as I realized I wanted to make diy cup sleeves from this sweater, it took me about 3 minutes to make each sleeve (really!). I wanted the cuff folded down, so I started by doing that. Then I simply laid a cup on top of the sleeve and cut the sleeve about an inch longer than the cup.