This was actually based off a free pattern I found on the internet but I modified it some to acomodate the supplies I had on hand. It's actually a really simple project and only took about a half hour to complete from start to finish. I had some scrap organic cotton laying around from another project so in the spirit of being GREEN I figured it was the perfect choice. The original pattern called for a layer of batting on the inside for padding but I didn't think it was enough. My hubby likes his coffee scalding so I beefed up the insulation factor by adding a layer of felt on the outside. The button was in my random button bin and the loop is made from extra elastic I had laying around the craft room.
I love excuses to hand stitch small projects. I also like things that are handmade to look handmade so I did all the topstitching with a brown embroidery thread. (I'm always giving Dan crap about how his favorite colors remind me of poop. Suffice it to say he appreciated the brown lining and stitching.) I made this on the perfect day too because we are just starting to get that fall weather that Dan and I love. To celebrate the temperature change I went to grab the snug for a coffee run and found Sadie red handed. (Or should I say red pawed.)
Leave it to my dog to think up a project that has multiple uses. Instead of coffee this project also makes for a great snout warmer on brisk fall days.