While I'm busy creating our tea cup project, I thought I'd post a little tutorial for everyone to snack on over the weekend! These super-cute little Ice Cream Cone Cozies let you and your kids enjoy the sweet tastes of summer without the sticky hands that often come along with it! Whip up a bunch for pool parties or picnics! Now see, I've given you a great excuse to go out and buy some Rocky Road!
Enjoy (the tutorial, and the ice cream)!
What you’ll need:
Scraps of cotton and terry cloth, needle and thread, rotary cutter and mat or scissors, buttons or embroidery floss to embellish if desired. You’ll be using a CD as your pattern!
1. Using the CD as a template, cut one square from the cotton and one square from the terry cloth. If you don’t want to cut around the CD with the rotary cutter, you can trace the CD onto the fabric and then use scissors to cut it out.
2. Place the squares right sides together and pin.
3. Using a 3/8” seam, sew around the square. Stop sewing about an inch from where you started, leaving a space. Trim the corners diagonally.
4. Reach inside the space you’ve created and turn the cozy right-side-out and press.
5. Using a ¼” seam, topstitch around the square, closing the turning space. This is the point at which you can embellish with buttons or embroidery.
6. Bring 2 sides of the square together, forming a triangle. A CD isn’t a perfect square, so it will not form a perfect triangle, and this is fine. Stitch through the layers of terry cloth in the seam, from the point of the triangle to about 3 inches up the side.
7. Insert an ice cream cone and enjoy! You can fold down the points of the triangle as you eat the cone!
I created this project for the collection of sewing projects over at Fave Crafts. Visit their awesome site for a great collection of tutorials and crafty articles!