Travel mug sleeves help you get a better grip on your cup and keep your hands insulated from the hot or cold drink inside.
Sometimes these cozies are included, as is the case with these ceramic travel mugs with sleeves and lids.
But most of the time, you’ll have to buy the sleeve separately.
Of course, there’s no need to buy one at all.
If you like making your own crafts at home, you can simply DIY.
Coffee cup cozies are not difficult to make and can be a really fun project.
Here are some great ideas to provide inspiration and get you started.
How To Crochet A Travel Mug Cozy (Free Patterns)
One way to make your sleeve is to crochet it. This is not for everyone, since it takes more work than other ideas below and you need to know how to crochet. But if you do and you enjoy it, you’ll definitely want to check out these free patterns.
This gives you ten great-looking and varied options, so there’s sure to be at least one you really like. Plus, you can of course choose different colors for any of those patterns, which makes the possibilities nearly endless.
DIY Coffee Cozy: No Sewing Required
Not everyone wants to crochet or sew their cozy. Some are looking for a quick and easy DIY solution. Check out this tutorial. Not only is it quick and easy, but it doesn’t require many materials.
As you can see, making this travel mug sleeve takes less than 10 minutes (her claim that it takes less than 5 might be a bit optimistic) and the materials cost almost nothing. Plus, you can get any color and pattern felt you like, which means you can make a cozy that looks however you want it to.
Printable Coffee Sleeve Template
The last tutorial relied on copying a disposable sleeve that you might get from a cafe, to create the pattern. This one provides a template that you can print out and use to create your cozy.
Again, you can use any type or color of material you like, which allows you tons of room to be creative. The provided printable template makes it easy to get the size and shape of the cup sleeve right, while the color and pattern is up to you.
If you’re looking to make your own sleeve for your coffee or tea to go cup, give one of these tutorials a try. And then come back and let us know in the comments below how it went. We’d love to hear from you!