Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Cozy up and Enjoy your Coffee featuring Kunin® Felt and hand embroidery

Enjoy working with Kunin Felt

When the opportunity to join the DCC blog hop featuring Kunin Felt was offered to me, I jumped at the chance to work with this ecofriendly, made in the USA felt!  I love to work with felt but so many of the craft felts disappoint as they are thinner and do not hold up well with embroidery. Also, being allergic to wool takes me out of the market to embroider with the beautiful rainbow of colors that wool offers.  Upon receiving my envelope of felt goodness, I immediately knew this was no ordinary craft felt.  Here’s a little more information from Debra Quartermain, Design Lead from Kunin Felt Product-

“Kunin Felt recycles billions of water bottles every year that would otherwise be in the landfills and makes them into a product which becomes felt.  12 bottles equal 1 lb. of felt.  The felt is weather resistant and fade proof, great for outdoor décor. You can even line your garden beds or patio with it, weed free!  The felt diecuts beautifully.  You can even emboss it and stamp on it.”
Beautiful colors
As I took out the Classicfelt and the Premiumfelt, I knew this {felt} felt good in my hands, so it was going to make a great cozy to wrap around my coffee mug/tumbler which is where my hands are every morning around 5 am! I decided to run the felt through my Sizzix Big Shot and create my own embellishments and sentiment for my cozy. The Premium felt in smoke, was the perfect base piece to make the cozy and with new seasons approaching, I decided to cut leaves, a teacup and ‘Enjoy’ along with a few hearts to share my love of coffee, embroidery and Kunin Felt.  This project was a work of heart and also was finished in an evening. I love this felt so much that I am working on the second one and will hopefully keep adding to my coffee love with cozies and Kunin Felt! Pour a cup of joe, and let’s get started making a cozy –you might even be finished before your second cup!
I had the beads ready but decided I liked the
embroidery without the beads!
This felt die cuts with ease.
I loved the stitching the leaves!

9” x 12” Classicfelt in Olive, White, Baby Pink, Baby Blue
12” x 18” Premiumfelt in Smoke

Cozy pattern*
Sizzix dies in Harvest Pumpkin, Primitive Hearts
Spellbinders die – ‘Enjoy’
Provo Craft die - Hearts
Fabric scissors
DMC embroidery floss – white, 470, 519, 605
Embroidery needle, scissors
Sewing machine
Sewing thread in Black

 *If you are interested in this pattern, email  me at with cozy pattern in the subject and I will send you a pdf that you can print out on heavy card stock paper for you very own use.


1.     Place cozy pattern on Smoke. Pin in place and cut.
2.     Die cut leaves, teacup, hearts and ‘Enjoy’ with Sizzix Big Shot.

Arrange pieces in the center of the cozy

3.     Once, all pieces are cut, find center of cozy and begin to pin all pieces in place.

Close up of embroidery stitches
4.     For the leaves, use 2 strands of DMC 470 and the stem stitch to outline/highlight the inner part of the leaves.
5.     For ‘Enjoy’, use 2 strands of 519 placing French knots on the letters to secure.
6.     With DMC in white and the running stitch, stich around the teacup
7.     With DMC 605, add a few French knots to the mini heart inside the teacup.
8.     Once the front is completed, pin the ends right side together, and with the sewing machine, straight stitch to create a ¼” seam and create the cozy. Turn rightside out.

The back is as pretty as the front!

9.     With DMC 605, secure the larger heart to the back with French knots

Until next time, slip your finished cozy around a delicious cup of coffee and sit back and admire your handiwork! While you are relaxing, be sure to check out more projects using Kunin Felt on the DCC blog

Cozy up with a wonderful cup of coffee or tea!


  1. Such a fun way to customize a cup of coffee & let everyone know it's yours!

  2. Neat idea - love the embroidery too!

  3. so cute. those would make wonderful gifts.

  4. Lovely, I will have to make some of these for my own coffee to go!

    1. Thank you! I would love to see them when you are finished!!

  5. just makes me think warm and cozy, love!!

  6. What a cute idea! It would make a great gift.

    1. Thank you!! I think they would make great gifts, too!!