Tired of bugs and leaves making a beeline for your cup when you set it down?
Don't want to put your cup down because the bees will view it as a landing pad?
Having a problem remembering which cup is yours?
A fabric mug cover may be just what you need.
How to Make a Fabric Mug Cover
Materials You Will Need
- Piece of fabric cut into a circle that is 8" in diameter
- Thread for hemming the fabric cut into a circle
- Thread (the thickest/sturdiest you can use that can go through the bead holes)
- Needle thin enough to go through the beads
- 6 or 8 straight pins or a pencil
- Glass Beads <== Do Not Use Plastic!!!
- Prewash the fabric. Dry it. In fact, prewash it on hot and then dry it for an extra long time to reduce future shrinkage.
- Cut the fabric into a circle. The circle will need to be at least 1" bigger after hemming on all sides over the cup/mug it is covering.
- Hem the fabric circle.
- Divide the circle into 6 or 8 then mark those points along the exterior.
- Divide the beads into groups of six.
- Sew the string of beads at each of the 6 or eight points.
EnhancementsBesides the basic mug cover, what can you do to enhance it?
- Paint a design on it with fabric paint or Sharpie markers.
- Embroider a design on it.
Another consideration is how to keep it handy while you are drinking from the mug. Here is a solution - a Roman Fibula Pin. Think of it as a historical safety pin but can be decorated. Use the pin to go under the beverage handle as shown here.